The Syrian military officer walked around for five months carrying a memory stick loaded with family photos in his uniform pocket, waiting for the chance to defect. When that moment arrived in late December, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Hassoun went to his Aleppo home for lunch,
Two more generals of the Syrian Army, 13 colonels, six lieutenant colonels and 68 soldiers defected to Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday.
A Syrian general and several army officers have fled Syria and defected to Turkey in a string of defections among security ranks in the Syrian army as it intensifies its military crackdown on the armed opposition with a high level of civilian casualties.
In what could be one of the highest-level defections from the Syrian government, the country’s military police chief has reportedly left Bashar al-Assad’s forces to join “the people’s revolution.”
A Syrian foreign ministry spokesman, who was the most public face of Bashar al-Assad’s government as it battled a 20-month-old uprising, has defected and fled the country, a diplomat in the region said on Monday. Jihad al-Makdissi, who is in his 40s, previously worked at the Syrian embassy in London and returned to Damascus a […]
Bushra al-Assad, the sister of the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has fled Syria with her children, weeks after her husband Assef Shawkat, who was the deputy chief of staff of the Syrian Armed Forces, was killed
Beirut, Lebanon- Syrian regime forces on Friday used fighter jets and helicopter gunships to pound the city and province of Aleppo, where fierce clashes raged around a military airport, monitors said. Fighter jets bombarded the rebel-held towns of Al-Bab and Marea near Aleppo city, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,
Film star and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Wednesday she was moved at how Lebanese families were opening their homes to Syria refugees, after Beirut ruled out setting up camps for them.
Two bombs exploded simultaneously on Sunday night next to Syrian army compounds in the northern city of Aleppo, killing and wounding scores of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, residents and opposition activists said. The bombs targeted makeshift barracks and the military police headquarters, situated in two adjacent sealed off districts in the centre
Beirut , Lebanon- Syrian government troops stormed an area of Damascus populated by Palestinian refugees on Saturday after a four-day artillery assault on the southern suburb where rebels have been sheltering, opposition activists said. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have largely preferred to use air power and artillery to hit areas where rebels are dug in,