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        1/1/2013, Tevet 19, 5773

      20 Syrian Soldiers, General, Defect to Turkey


      A group consisting of around 20 Syrian soldiers, including a general, defected from the army Tuesday and fled to Turkey, a Turkish diplomat told Agence France Presse.

      "The soldiers who fled to Turkey include a general, three colonels and several other officers," the anonymous source said.

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