The Syrian government has threatened to retaliate after claiming that scores of its security forces were killed in attacks in and around the town of Jisr al-Shughour.

State television says 120 people were killed when gangs of armed men ambushed government forces.

But anti-government protesters in Syria say these are soldiers who were killed for refusing to open fire on demonstrators

Al Jazeera's Rula Amin reports.

Source: Al Jazeera