Syrian TV: 120 security forces killed in north

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian TV claims 120 police and security forces have been killed by armed groups in a northern town.

It says 82 of them were killed in an attack on a security post. The report on Monday could not immediately be verified.

The confrontations occurred in the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province were Syria's military has been conducting military operations for days as part of a crackdown on an uprising calling for an end to President Bashar Assad's regime.

Human rights groups say at least 35 people have been killed there since Saturday.