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January 2, 2012 3:17 pm

Opposition Captures Territory and Security Personnel In Northern Syria

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Reuters – BEIRUT – Armed Syrian rebels captured dozens of members of the security forces by seizing two military checkpoints on Monday, the opposition said, even as the Arab League chief reported cautious progress in a peace monitoring mission.

The opposition said army deserters also clashed with security forces at a third checkpoint, killing and wounding an unspecified number of troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

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