Monday 25 June 2018

Head of Syrian military police defects

The head of Syria's military police has defected from the army and declared allegiance to the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to a video and a Syrian security source. The high-level defection, while not a


Syria denies Assad deputy's defection

Syria denied reports on Saturday that President Bashar al-Assad's deputy had defected and his forces pressed an offensive against rebels, bombarding parts of Aleppo in the north and hitting an insurgent-held town in the oil-producing east.


Libya oil chief defects, Nato extends campaign

Libya's top oil official became the latest leading figure to desert Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday, complaining of "unbearable" violence and adding political momentum to a revolt against the leader's long rule. In rebel-held eastern Libya, a

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