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Syria vows retaliation for slain officers
State television says 120 security personnel have been killed by armed men.
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2011 01:19



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.

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