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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:09 AM

Turkish officials: 2 Syrian generals defect

Source: Daily Star (Lebanon)

ANKARA: Officials at Turkey's Foreign Ministry say two Syrian air force generals have defected and crossed the border.

The defection comes as rebels besiege the military air base of Mannagh near the Turkish border.

The officials said Friday the two generals were "regional Syrian Air Force commanders" and are now in a camp where army defectors stay in Turkey.

They refused to give the generals' identities or say how they escaped from Syria. They spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to talk to the press.




Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Dec-28/200199-turkish-officials-2-syrian-generals-defect.ashx#axzz2GM6VqqTi



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:24 AM

1. When your generals leave you're done

He isn't going to fare well. It may be a repeat of Libya and Qaddaffi's end.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:54 PM

3. We still don't know how Libya will turn out in the long run

Or Egypt for that matter. Perhaps we will add Syria to that list.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:02 PM

2. I can't wait

for that chicken-necked little shit Assad to get what's coming to him.

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