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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  • 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 - 10:48 am | View Link
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    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
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    This just came in over Al Jazeera English Live minutes ago: Turkish authorities have announced that a Syria general, together with other soldiers and their families, making a party of 293 have just been given refuge in Turkey. Details to follow. The back ...
    07/2/2012 - 5:30 pm | View Link
  • Syrian general defects to Turkey
    ANOTHER general fled to Turkey from neighbouring Syria and joined the swelling ranks of rebel soldiers based close to the border, the Anatolia news agency reported today. The defection brought to 13 the number of generals seeking refuge in Turkey since the ...
    06/25/2012 - 1:01 am | View Link
  • Syrian general defects to Turkey
    A Syrian general was among the latest defectors from the Syrian military, officials said today, after dozens of Syrian soldiers fled overnight to Turkey, crossing the border with their families. The general defected in recent days, Turkish officials said.
    06/25/2012 - 12:30 am | View Link
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