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Syrian PM Reportedly Defects, Damascus Claims Expulsion

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Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad al-Hijab. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post – Syria’s prime minister defected to Jordan on Monday, according to news reports, becoming the most senior official yet to quit the embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad.

A statement read on the al-Jazeera Arabic news channel that was attributed to Prime Minister Riyad al-Hijab said he had resigned to protest his government’s harsh tactics as it tries to crush the country’s rebellion, which started nearly 17 months ago.

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