Defected Syrian VP Farouk al-Sharaa is in Jordan, report

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,

FSA chief: Syrian VP is in a very safe place

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,”

Former Syria prime minister urges defection

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

Syria’s ex-PM Riad Hijab says regime is collapsing

Former Syrian PM Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan last week, has said the Syrian regime is collapsing “morally, financially and militarily”. Speaking in the Jordanian capital, Amman, he said the regime did not control more than 30% of the territory.