Syria General defects to rebels

Sunday, 17 March 2013 - 8:20

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A Syrian army general has reportedly defected to the opposition, saying that morale in the army had collapsed.

 

A man identified by opposition activists as General Mohammed Ezz al-Din Khalouf announced his defection in a video shown on al-Arabiya TV.

 

He is said to have reached safety in neighbouring Jordan.

 

There was no comment from the Syrian government.