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  Kislev 26, 5772 , 22/12/11

Report: Senior Syrian Army Officer Defects

A Syrian opposition group reported on Wednesday that a senior officer in the Syrian army has defected.

The group claimed that the officer is General Mustafa al-Sheikh, commander of the Syrian army’s chemical warfare unit. It was also reported that he fled to Turkey.

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