World Bulletin / News Desk
Unidentified gunmen on Monday killed at least 40 Syrian soldiers and government employees who were being taken to the Syrian border by Iraqi authorities after fleeing into Iraq from a Syrian rebel attack, Iraqi officials said.
The attack on the convoy carrying the Syrians occurred in Iraq's westerly Anbar province, they said.
The Iraqi officials said some 65 Syrian soldiers and government officials had handed themselves over to Iraqi authorities on Friday after anti-government rebels seized the Syrian side of the Yaarabiya frontier crossing.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agreement was reached at a fresh talks between the two sides.
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