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Armed groups attack security forces, military in Syria

English.news.cn   2011-04-24 03:03:39 FeedbackPrintRSS

DAMASCUS, April 23 (Xinhua) -- A Syrian official source said Saturday that a security detachment was attacked by "criminal armed group" in Nowa town in the southern province of Daraa, which led to the killing of five security men and wounding other five, along with the killing of two of the attackers and wounding 15 of them.

The official SANA news agency quoted the source as saying that a military checkpoint was also attacked by "criminal armed group" in Izraa town of Daraa province, which led to the killing of two of the army men and one attacker while other attackers fled away.

On Friday, SANA said masked gunmen on motorcycles fired on the guards of a government office in Izraa, killing eight bystanders.

The news agency also said that two members of the security forces were killed by "armed criminal groups," one in the Muadamiya district of Damascus, the other in the Baba Amr district of Homs.

Editor: yan
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