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Officials: 42 Syrian troops killed in Iraq ambush

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say at least 42 Syrian soldiers and several Iraqis have been killed in an ambush in western Iraq. The officials say the Syrians had sought refuge in northern Iraq during recent clashes with rebels and were being escorted back to Syria through a different border crossing farther south. They say the ambush occurred Monday near the area of Akashat, not...