Opposition says forensic expert defects from Syria

September 3, 2013 15:41

ISTANBUL - A Syrian forensic medicine expert with evidence of President Bashar Assad's involvement in a chemical weapons attack near Aleppo in March has defected to Turkey, the Istanbul-based opposition said on Tuesday.

Abdeltawwab Shahrour, head of the forensic medicine committee in Aleppo, would make public his evidence of the Assad administration's involvement in a March 19 chemical attack in Khan al-Assal, a Syrian opposition coalition spokesperson said.

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