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July 5, 2012 9:12 am

Diplomat: Syrian General Defects to Turkey

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Syrian refugees in Reyhanli district, in Antakya, Turkey. Photo: EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Israel National News – A Syrian general and a number of soldiers defected and crossed into Turkey on Wednesday, a Turkish diplomat told AFP.

The general is the 15th such high-ranking officer to flee Syria, the report said.

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