Syrian general defects
The general who was supposed to stop defections is himself defecting!  This is the latest signal that momentum is shifting against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war that has raged for nearly 2 years.  In a video on Al Arabiya, Maj. Gen. Abdul Azia Jassem al-Shallal, the highest-ranking military officer to defect so far, publicly announced the Syrian military has deviated from “its fundamental mission to protect the nation.”

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