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  Av 26, 5772 , 14/08/12

Syrian Ex-PM Urges Defection

Syria’s defected prime minister, Riad Hijab, has urged other senior Syrian military and political officials to abandon the Assad regime. “The regime is on the verge of collapse morally and economically,” he declared, as quoted by AP.

Hijab said he felt “pain in his soul” over shelling in civilian areas. “I urge the army to follow the example of Egypt’s and Tunisia’s armies – take the side of the people,” he said.

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