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{{abandoned|userspace=ErinpUOW}} {{tasks|copyvio|src|npov...}}Friday, May 31, 2013

Three westerners have been reportedly killed by Syrian soldiers including a British man and a US woman, both converted to Islam, in a government ambush in northwest Idlib on Wednesday.

The westerners may have been with rebel forces at the time of the Syrian army ambush attack, but it has not yet been confirmed.

"They were shot dead during an ambush in the Idlib region and the army found them with maps of military positions," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The three victims were apparently taking photos of military positions on the road between Harim, near the border with Turkey, and the town of Idlib further south when government troops ambushed them, he added.

He also added the nationality of the third person was not known at this stage.

The same rights group, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says the government controls most of Qusair following a fierce 12-day battle.

It has been reported that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has said it has joined the battle on the government's side from across the border.


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