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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  • Another Syrian general defects to Turkey
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    07/19/2012 - 10:17 am | View Link
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    ANKARA, Turkey - A Syrian brigadier-general and several other defected military officers were among 1,280 Syrians to have fled from Syria to Turkey overnight, a Turkish official said on Tuesday. The official said the latest defections brought the number of ...
    07/17/2012 - 2:54 am | View Link
  • Syrian general defects to Turkey, website says
    "A high-level security source has confirmed the fleeing of General (Manaf) Tlas to Turkey," the Syriasteps website, which has links to the Syrian security apparatus, said. It quoted a security official as saying: "His escape does not mean anything.
    07/5/2012 - 10:48 am | View Link
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