Syrian rebels at the front are turning against their commanders, accusing them of being cowards by fleeing abroad and failing to unite a cause that has been increasingly hijacked by Islamists.
The Syrian prime minister Riyad Hijab joined the rebels in the most senior political defection from the regime of president Bashar Al Assad since the revolt against his rule began 16 months ago.
Syria’s prime minister completed his defection by crossing into Jordan at dawn Wednesday after two days of hiding inside his homeland, according to Jordanian officials and a spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army.
Mohammad Ottari ( pictured) , who claims to be a spokesman for Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab, says the former prime minster defected with 10 families, including his eight brothers. Two of those brothers were ministers in the oil and environment departments
Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad’s government, to join “the revolution”, his spokesman says. Mr Hijab was appointed less than two months ago and his departure is the highest-profile defection
Syria’s prime minister Riyad Hijab has been sacked, state television reported on Monday, as government forces appeared to prepare a ground assault to clear battered rebels from Aleppo, the country’s biggest city. But Al-Jazeera reported that Syrian Prime Minister Hijab has defected to Jordan.
Turkish Anatolia news agency reported that Syrian Air Force pilot Mohammed Ahmed Ferris ( pictured first from left) who became the first Syrian astronaut, fled to Turkey on Sunday after he announced his defection from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The agency also reported that before crossing into Turkey he stopped at the headquarters […]
Defected Syrian Brigadier-General Manaf Tlas called on Syrians to unite and look towards a post-revolutionary Syria, in a statement broadcast exclusively on Al Arabiya late Tuesday. “I speak to you as a defected member of the Syrian army, who refuses criminal violence
Syria’s regime suffered its highest-ranking military defection when a general escaped into Turkey after deserting a senior command in Damascus.