More than 20 Lebanese extremists were killed Saturday in an ambush by the Syrian army in the Syrian town of Tal Kalakh.In details, a security source told AFP that he had been informed of the death of the men who went to Syria, in a group of 30 persons, to fight with the rebels and were all killed in a trap in Homs province."Meanwhile, an extremist leader from Tripoli confirmed to the agency that "the men come from different parts of the city and had and were killed in an ambush in Tal Kalakh by the Syrian Army."According to the sources, men originated from the Northern towns of Bab al-Tabbane and Mankoubeen.Most of the dead are from the Obeid and Srour families.For its part, as-Safir Lebanese daily learned that the group infiltrated from the North along with other nationalities toward the Syrian town, Tal Kalakh.
"The group stayed in a house belonging to a Syrian opposition leader, in preparation for being transferred to the Syrian depth to participate in a previously planned attack against the Syrian army," the daily mentioned.However, according to as-Safir, the surprise surfaced when the Syrian army preceded the group's arrival by an ambush in the same place."This led to the death of 22 men and the capture of three, while, one was able to escape," sources told the daily.In parallel, al-Akhbar highlighted that "When they reached the town of Halat near Tal Kalakh, they fell in an armed ambush, which led to a clash with Syrian troops".It further mentioned that "the number of Lebanese who were killed in Syria during the fighting along with the armed opposition exceeded two hundred. However, no media fuss was raised around them, because they were killed individually or in small numbers.""The bodies of 14 young men are detained in Tal Kalakh," it added.