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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  • 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 - 7:39 am | View Link
  • Syrian general defects to Turkey, website says
    ANTAKYA, Turkey (Reuters) - A general in the elite Syrian Republican Guards has defected to Turkey, a news website said on Thursday, in the first such reported loss of a high-ranking military supporter of President Bashar al-Assad since the rebellion ...
    07/5/2012 - 5:55 am | View Link
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