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, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish official says a Syrian brigadier general who was deputy chief of police in Syria's Latakia region, has defected to Turkey. The official says the general was among a group of 12 Syrian officers who crossed into Turkey late ...
    07/29/2012 - 10:28 pm | View Link
  • Syrian Brigadier General Defects To Turkey From Latakia
    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 ...
    07/29/2012 - 5:50 pm | View Link
  • Another Syrian general defects to Turkey
    Another brigadier general has defected from Syria’s army to join the ranks of opposition fighters, pushing the total number of rebel generals based in Turkey to 28, a diplomatic source said Monday. The general was accompanied by 11 other officers, the ...
    07/29/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Key Syrian General Defects, Flees To Turkey
    A key member of the Syrian military has abandoned the regime of Bashar Assad in what may be a sign that his rule is beginning to crumble: ANTAKYA, Turkey — A powerful military officer and longtime close associate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ...
    07/6/2012 - 4:03 am | View Link
  • Top Syrian General Defects to Turkey
    A Syrian general who was a leading member of President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle has defected to Turkey, a Damascus-based website with close links to the regime reported on Thursday. The British Guardian reported that the general, Manaf Tlass, is a ...
    07/5/2012 - 2:54 pm | View Link
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