TradeArabia 2013.09.04 20:04
Damascus, 0 hours, 3 minutes ago
Former Syrian Defence Minister General Ali Habib, a prominent member of
President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, has defected and is now in
Turkey, a senior member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition told
Reuters on Wednesday.
If his defection is confirmed, Habib would be the highest ranking figure
from the Alawite minority to break with Assad since the uprising against
him began in 2011.
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