REPORT: Syrian Military Police Chief Defects To Join Rebels

From ThinkProgress Wed Dec 26 2012, 13:09:55

The New York Times is reporting that Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz Jassem al-Shallal -- the head of Syria's military police -- has defected from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. "I, General Abdel Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, commander of Syrian military police, announce that I am defecting from the regime army, to join the people's revolution," [...]

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