Gunmen kill 42 Syrian troops, several Iraqis in western Iraq
By Mirwais Adeel - 04 Mar 2013, 8:24 pm
The officials further added the deceased soldiers were among the the 65 Syrian troops and staff who fled across the border into Iraq last Friday in order to escape an attack by anti-government rebels.
According to Reuters news agency the soldiers were driven back to the border when they were attacked by unknown gunmen.
They say the ambush occurred Monday near the area of Akashat, not far from the Syrian border, but it’s not clear who the attackers were.