Syria's Chief of Military Police Defects, Joins Opposition

Latest high-profile defection another setback to Assad regime

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 26, 2012 10:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad suffered another high-profile defection last night, as the head of the Syrian military police declared he had switched to the rebels, reports the Guardian. Major General Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal said he was joining the "people's revolution" on al-Arabiya TV,...   Read full story »


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