Syrian General Defects To Turkey, Website Says

A general in the elite Syrian Republican Guards has defected to Turkey, a news website said on Thursday, the first high-ranking loss of a President Bashar al-Assad supporter.

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    ANKARA, July 30 (Reuters) - The deputy police chief of Syria's western Latakia city, a brigadier-general, defected and fled to Turkey overnight with 11 other Syrian officers, a Turkish official said on Monday. The police commander ranks as one of the most ...
    07/30/2012 - 1:18 am | View Link
  • Syrian brigadier general defects to Turkey
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official said a Syrian brigadier general who was deputy chief of police in Syria’s Latakia region, has defected to Turkey. The official said on Monday the general was among a group of 12 Syrian officers who crossed into ...
    07/29/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Top Syrian General Defects to Turkey
    General Manaf Tlas, one of the top leaders of Syria’s Republican Guard and a childhood friend of President Bashar Assad, has defected to Turkey. It is the 16th general to have defected from the regime, and by far the biggest loss. Gen. Tlas’ loss is ...
    07/5/2012 - 2:30 pm | View Link
  • Syrian general defects to Turkey
    Syrian republican guards General Manaf Tlas, member of President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle - defects to Turkey - according to pro-Assad Syrian news website reports via Reuters There is evidence that the Syrian Army is losing control of more parts of ...
    07/5/2012 - 9:27 am | View Link
  • Top Syrian general 'defects to Turkey'
    A Syrian general who was a leading member of Bashar al-Assad's inner circle, Manaf Tlass, has defected to Turkey, according to a Damascus-based website with close links to the regime. Tlass is a member of the most powerful Sunni family in Syria, and the ...
    07/5/2012 - 7:16 am | View Link
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