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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.

Syria’s ambassador to Belarus, Farouk Taha, defected last week to the opposition.

Nawaf al-Fares who was Syria’s top man in Baghdad, Iraq defected about 2 weeks ago and publicly embraced his country’s uprising.

In an interview with CNN last week Fares called for foreign military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad. He accused the Damascus regime of collaborating with al Qaeda militants against opponents both in Syria and in neighboring Iraq.

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