Turkish state TV reports defections of Syria officers

ByREUTERS
June 25, 2012 11:57

ANKARA - A Syrian general, two colonels two majors, one lieutenant and 33 soldiers have defected from President Bashar Assad's forces and arrived in Turkey, Turkish state television said on Monday, without giving any further details.

The private news channel CNN Turk also reported the defections of the soldiers, but said they had arrived with members of their families, making a total of 224 individuals.

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