Former Syrian prime minister Riad Hijab delivered a harsh critique of the country’s president during an interview with al-Arabiya Friday, claiming that “not even the Nazis did what Bashar Assad’s doing in Syria.”
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.
A bomb exploded close to Syria’s army headquarters, sending a column of black smoke over the capital Damascus, as the U.S. accused Iran of training a new militia to ease pressure on Bashar al-Assad’s government.
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
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.