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  7/12/2012, Tammuz 22, 5772

Defecting Syrian Ambassador Pledges Rebel Allegiance

Al-Jazzeera ran a video Wednesday night depicting Syrian Ambassador to Iraq Nawef Fares announcing his resignation and defection to the side of the Syrian rebels.

“From now, I support the Syrian revolution. Where is the honor in Killing your own people? where is national unity? Loyalty is to the people, not to a murderous dictator,” said Fares.