Syrian opposition say two ministers defect with PM

August 6, 2012 14:55

BEIRUT - Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council, said on Monday two government ministers had defected to Jordan along with Prime Minister Riyad Hijab.

SNC executive member Bassam Ishak said three army officers with rank of brigadier-general also defected with Hijab and the two ministers, whose identities were not immediately disclosed. The SNC assertions could not be immediately verified.

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