Group: Syrian opposition forces kill 23 soldiers in Rastan

Group: Syrian opposition forces kill 23 soldiers in Rastan

This March 14, 2012 photo shows an explosion in Rastan, Syria. (Photo: AA)

May 14, 2012, Monday/ 11:02:00

Twenty-three Syrian soldiers were killed in the town of Rastan on Monday in heavy clashes with rebels who destroyed three armoured personnel carriers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.     

Earlier, opposition sources said nine people, including a local rebel commander, were killed in heavy army shelling of Rastan.