Above : the image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on June 22, 2012 claimed to show 5 Syrian officers from the Assad government forces declaring they are defecting from the Syrian regimen army and joining the Syrian revolution.
Hatay / NationalTurk – A Syrian general, two colonels, two majors, one lieutenant and 33 soldiers have defected from President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and arrived in Turkey, Turkish state television announced today, without giving any further details.
CNN Turk also reported the defections of the Syrian soldiers, but stated they had arrived with members of their families, making a total of 224 individuals.
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The general, whose the agency failed to identify, entered into the the Turkish province of Hatay together with the soldiers and their families, i.e. a total group of 196 people, including many women and children.
Syrian refugee camps in the Turkish provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa and Kilis are currently hosting 33,079 Syrians who fled the unrest and violence in Syria, according to a statement released Monday by the Directorate of crisis situations.
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