Syrian air force officer and Assad relative defects
- officials The government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has suffered a wave of defections throughout the ongoing conflict — notably the state’s Prime Minister, Riyad Farid Hijab, as well as a slew of military officers who’ve turned to helm the Free Syrian Army.
- family Assad must now count one of his own relatives as a deserter to his cause — Yousef Assad, a high-ranking air force official who has abandoned the regime and joined the opposition, citing “murder, explusion and neglect” as the reason. source
September 15, 2012 // 16:22 // 1 year ago