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Syrian troops clash with army defectors

Men raised their shoes at a protest yesterday for the release of a Syrian refugee at the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Men raised their shoes at a protest yesterday for the release of a Syrian refugee at the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan. (Mohammad Hannon/Associated Press)
Associated Press / December 12, 2011
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Syrian troops battled army defectors Sunday in clashes that set several military vehicles ablaze. The fighting and other violence around the nation killed at least eight people, activists said. For the first time, an act of violent protest against President Bashar Assad’s regime spilled across the border into Jordan, where about a dozen Syrians attacked their embassy Sunday in the capital, Amman, injuring at least two diplomats and four other consulate employees.

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