Two Syrian generals defect overnight, Turkish official says

By REUTERS
July 18, 2012 12:15

 
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ANKARA - Two Syrian brigadier-generals were among some 600 Syrians who fled from Syria to Turkey overnight, a Turkish official said on Wednesday, bringing the number of Syrian generals sheltering in Turkey to 20, including a retired general.

The official could not immediately confirm if other defected officers had also arrived in Turkey in the last 24 hours but said a number of lower-ranking soldiers usually accompanied defecting generals.

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey rose to 43,200 after 600 more arrived overnight, he said.

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