Middle East

Steady stream of Syria army defectors feeds rebels

A member of the Free Syrian Army enjoys an ice cream on the road from Azaz to Aleppo on September 10, 2012. Syrian rebels summarily executed at least 20 soldiers in second city Aleppo, a watchdog, as UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi admitted he faced a "very difficult" task in his bid to end the nearly 18-month conflict. AFP PHOTO/SAM TARLING





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