Syrian Army's Logistics Chief Defects

The Syrian army's logistics chief, General Mohammed Khalluf, has defected, activists claim., 3/17/2013, 4:42 AM

20 Syrian Troops Defect to Turkey

A group of some 20 Syrian soldiers, including a general, have defected from the army and fled to Turkey.Elad Benari, 1/2/2013, 3:46 AM

Report: Defected Syrian Helping U.S. Intelligence

The Syrian government's former spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, is co-operating with U.S. intelligence officials, the British Guardian reports.Elad Benari, 12/26/2012, 6:22 AM

Assad Forces Torch Former FM Spokesman's Damascus Home

Loyalist forces have torched the home of former Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad al-Makdissi, who has fled the country.Chana Ya'ar, 12/6/2012, 2:13 PM

Key Syrian Defector Hints that France Helped Him

Key Syrian defector General Manaf Tlas hints that French secret agents helped him flee Syria, won't explain how.Elad Benari, 9/11/2012, 4:43 AM

Syrian Air Force Intel Chief Assassinated

The head of Syria's Air Force intelligence has been assassinated by an aide, Arab media sources report.Chana Ya'ar, 8/26/2012, 2:57 PM

Former Syrian MP Flees to Jordan

A former Syrian MP, Nasser Al Hariri from Daraa, has fled to Jordan along with large numbers of Syrian officers.Elad Benari, 8/24/2012, 6:43 AM

Cousin of Syrian Vice President Defects

Colonel Yarab al-Shara, a cousin of Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Shara, announces defection from Assad’s regime.Elad Benari, 8/17/2012, 6:42 AM

White House: Assad's Government is Crumbling

White House says the defection of Syria's prime minister shows that the Syrian government is “crumbling from within”.Elad Benari, 8/7/2012, 5:43 AM

Syrian Intelligence Officer Defects as Fighting Intensifies

Senior Syrian officer reported to have defected. He was head of an intelligence organization responsible for monitoring dissent.Elad Benari, 8/6/2012, 6:34 AM

Defected Syrian General: Denounce Assad's Crimes

Defected Syrian brigadier general Manaf Tlas calls on the Syrian military to denounce the crimes committed by Assad's forces.Elad Benari, 7/25/2012, 4:12 AM

Defecting Syrian General Confirmed to be in France

General Manaf Tlas, who defected from Assad's regime this month, is confirmed by President Hollande to be in France.Elad Benari, 7/18/2012, 5:13 AM

Syrian Intelligence Chief Defects to Rebel Forces

The head of Syrian intelligence has allegedly left the country and defected. His whereabouts are unknown.Chana Ya'ar, 7/16/2012, 5:54 PM

Defecting Syrian Diplomat: Only Force Can Bring Down Assad

Nawaf Fares, Syria's ambassador to Iraq who defected: There is no way Assad can be pushed from power without force.Elad Benari, 7/13/2012, 6:12 AM

Syria's Ambassador to Iraq Defects

Syria's ambassador to Iraq, Nawaf Fares, has defected from the regime of embattled President Bashar al-Assad.Elad Benari, 7/12/2012, 3:16 AM

U.S. Welcomes Defection of Top Syrian General

U.S. says the defection of a top general from the Syrian regime is “significant”, but notes that Assad still “has loyalists around.”Elad Benari, Canada, 7/6/2012, 11:09 PM

Top Syrian General Defects to Turkey

Manaf Tlass, a Syrian general who was a leading member of Assad's inner circle, has defected to Turkey.Elad Benari, 7/6/2012, 4:46 AM

15th General Defects from Syria to Turkey

A Syrian general and a number of soldiers among 66 Syrians who flee into Turkey in one day.Elad Benari, 7/5/2012, 6:43 AM

Report: 85 Syrian Soldiers Defect to Turkey

Nearly 300 Syrians have defected to Turkey, including 85 soldiers, Turkey's state-run news agency reports.Elad Benari, 7/3/2012, 4:13 AM

Dozens of Syrian Army Officers, 3 More Syrian Pilots Defect

Dozens of Syrian Army officers have defected to the opposition forces and taken their weapons with them.Chana Ya'ar, 6/24/2012, 3:47 PM