11 killed in Syria bus bombing
Beirut , January 21, 2012
An explosion killed at least 11 people on a minibus carrying prisoners in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
The British-based group, which monitors a 10-month-old uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, gave no further details. No independent confirmation was available.
Meanwhile Al Jazeera television reported that heavy fighting broke out between the Syrian army and soldiers who have defected to join anti-Assad insurgents in an area near the border with Turkey.
It gave no further details of the clashes which it said were in the city of Jisr al-Shughour.-Reuters