Syrian Troops, General Defect to Turkey
[An Nahar] A group of some 20 Syrian soldiers including a general defected from the army Tuesday and fled to Turkey, joining hundreds of other ex-troops from Syria's military, a Turkish diplomat told Agence La Belle France Presse.
"The soldiers who fled to Turkey include a general, three colonels and several other officers," the source said on condition of anonymity.
Some 40 people, including defectors and family members, crossed the border into the southern Turkish province of Hatay. They were taken to the Apaydin refugee camp, which holds all Syria's defected soldiers, Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
Since the start of the civil war between Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
One of the last of the old-fashioned hereditary iron-fisted fascist dictators...
's regime and rebel forces, dozens of senior army officers including some 40 generals have defected and headed to Turkey.
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