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        12/11/2011, Kislev 15, 5772

      Syrian Military Defectors Battle Loyalists Near Jordan


      Army defectors squared off against their former compatriots Sunday in one of the fiercest battles to wrack the country in Syria's emerging civil war. Loyalist forces backed by tanks clashed with hundreds of army defectors in southern Syria, not far from the northern border of Jordan.