Syrian ambassador to Cyprus Lamya al Hariri has defected to the opposition and is now in Qatar, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday . If confirmed this will be the third Syrian ambassador that defects to the opposition.
Morocco’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had asked the Syrian ambassador to leave the country immediately and declared him persona non grata.
Sources in the “Syrian National Council” told al Sharq al Awsat newspaper that Syria’s ambassador to Belarus, Farouk Taha, has defected to the opposition.
The most senior Syrian diplomat to defect and publicly embrace his country’s uprising is calling for a foreign military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad. He also accused the Damascus regime of collaborating with al Qaeda militants
Manaf Tlas, a family friend of President Bashar al-Assad and head of a unit of his elite Republican Guard, has fled Syria for France and has information about the regime that could help its opponents, the Syrian rebel army said on Friday.
Beirut, Lebanon- A commander in Syria’s elite Republican Guards, who was a member of the Damascus aristocracy and a close friend and contemporary of President Bashar al-Assad, was reported on Thursday to have fled the country and defected.