Syria crisis: Military police chief al-Shalal defects

Source: BBC

Lieutenant-General Abdulaziz al-Shalal announced his defection in a video posted on YouTube.

The commander of Syria’s military police has defected from President Bashar-al Assad’s government and reportedly fled to Turkey.

Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal is one of the highest-ranking officials to join the uprising against the Syrian regime.The army had failed to protect Syrians and turned into “gangs of murder”, the general said in a video statement.The announcement came amid reports of a deadly government strike in the northern province of Raqqa.


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