Syria General defects to rebels

Sunday, 17 March 2013 - 8:20


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.