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        1/12/2013, Shevat 1, 5773

      Alleged Senior Syrian Intelligence Official Defects


      In a video statement posted online, a man identifying himself as a senior member of the Syrian government has announced his defection from Bashar al-Assad's regime. 

      "I, Jumaa Farraj Jassem, head of Section 30 of the foreign service of the General Intelligence Directorate, announce my defection from this criminal regime, as I join the ranks of this blessed revolution," he said in the video, however, the news service AFP was unable to verify the authenticity of the video, which was posted on Friday.