Free Syrian Army: Syrian VP defects, arrives in Jordan

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 18, 2012 11:02

Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharie defected to Jordan, claimed spokesman for the Higher Revolutionary Council of the Free Syrian Army Luay al-Miqdad in an interview on Friday, according to Arabic news site Al-Arabiya.

Miqdad told Al Arabiya that two other high-ranking officers have also defected, but did not give any names.

Sources from the Syrian opposition said that Sharie has been missing for the past two days and that he did not announce his “explicit” defection until after he arrived in Jordan.


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