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Syrian army defectors form higher military council
By REUTERS
02/06/2012
AMMAN - Syrian army defectors announced on Monday the formation of a higher military council to "liberate" the country from President Bashar Assad's rule.

The council, named "The Higher Revolutionary Council" and designed to supersede the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said its head was General Mustafa Ahmed al-Sheikh, the highest ranking deserter who had fled to Turkey. The council's spokesman is Major Maher al-Naimi, previously the FSA spokesman, according to a statement sent to Reuters.

The announcement of the council's formation came hours after Assad's forces launched the heaviest bombardment to subdue the rebel city of Homs in the 11 month revolt.
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