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      Archive: 12/22/2011

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        12/22/2011, Kislev 26, 5772

      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.