User:ErinpUOW/Westerners reported killed in Syria in ambush
Three westerners have been reportedly killed bysoldiers including a man and a woman, both converted to , in a government ambush in northwest 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.
The three victims were apparently taking photos of military positions on the road between Harim, near the border with, 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 offollowing a fierce 12-day battle.
It has been reported that themilitant group has said it has joined the battle on the government's side from across the border.
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