Dozens Dead in Syria as Top Military Officer Defects to Opposition
Haaretz – A senior Syrian military officer has defected from the forces of President Bashar Assad’s regime along with a group of some two hundred soldiers in the city of Idlib, opposition sources reported on Wednesday.
The senior officer has a rank of Brigadier General.
Opposition sources said that a battalion has been established in the city to figh tregime forces. Meanwhile, the number of defectors from the Syrian army is growing, and many citizens are joining the Free Syrian Army.