Iraq warns 'armed Syrian groups'

At least 49 troops were killed in the incident.

Iraq warns 'armed Syrian groups'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi Defense Ministry on Tuesday announced that they would give a harsh response in the event "armed Syrian groups conducted a second attack in Iraq".

The Iraqi ministry's written statement came on Tuesday after an attack was staged on a military convoy carrying Syrian troops in Iraq on Monday.

At least 49 troops were killed in the incident.

The attack was staged on Monday on an Iraqi military convoy carrying Syrian troops, who defected to Syria on March 2 after their unit got under the control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

The attack was staged around Akeshat region some 70 kilometers to the west of Rutba city.

Among the casualties were 7 Iraqi and 42 Syrian troops.

A total of 66 Syrian troops were on their way back to Syria.

Last Mod: 05 Mart 2013, 17:04
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