Syrian activists have reported that 20 Syrian troops including an officer at the Hamdan airport in Bou Kamal have defected to the Free Syrian army.
Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa has defected from Bashar al-Assad’s regime and been in Jordan for days, sources told Al Arabiya Saturday. Sharaa defected from the Syrian government in mid-August,
Free Syrian Army commander Colonel Riad al-Assaad told Al-Rai Kuwaiti newspaper in remarks published Wednesday that Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa, who had purportedly defected from the Syrian regime, is “in a very safe place in Syria,”
Syrian VP Farouq al Sharaa has defected from the Syrian regime about three days ago and is now in Jordan , informed sources of the Syrian opposition told the Lebanese Al Mustaqbal newspaper on Saturday.
Syria’s newly defected prime minister was helpless to stop the regime’s bloody crackdown against its opponents, he said, urging other military and civilian officials to leave their posts to save the country and its institutions
According to a report by As-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday the Director of Public Prosecutions in Syria’s Ar-Reqqah province Jomaa al-Aanzi defected from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime on Saturday.
A senior Syrian intelligence officer defected to Jordan, Al Arabiya television reported on Sunday, as Syrian army and opposition forces clashed in key areas around the cities of Aleppo and Damascus. Colonel Yaraab Shara, head of the information division at the Political Security in Damascus, a key tool in suppressing dissent, has fled
A senior diplomat from the Syrian Embassy in Armenia appears to have defected to Dubai, joining several of his colleagues in openly backing the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Al-Jazeera television reported over the weekend that Mohammed Hosam, the number two figure at the embassy, has voiced support for the Syrian opposition’s struggle to […]
A Syrian MP from the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has reportedly defected and fled to Turkey. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency said on Friday Ikhlas Badawi had defected in protest at the Syrian regime’s “violence against the people”. She would be the first member of Syria’s parliament to defect.
The US confirmed the defections of two more senior Syrian diplomats, describing this as further evidence that President Bashar al-Assad’s days are ‘numbered.’