Saturday, March 16, 2013

Top Syrian General Defects as War Enters Third Year



BEIRUT, Lebanon — A high-ranking Syrian general who once led a military intelligence office widely believed to be a torture site has defected from the army, he said Saturday, a day after the rebels’ top military commander again called for members of the armed forces to join the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, now entering its third year.

New York Times

By ANNE BARNARD

Published: March 16, 2013

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