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Syrian Republican Guard General Tlas Defects, Jazeera TV Says

July 06, 2012

Manaf Tlas, a general in Syria’s Republican Guard, has defected and is heading to Paris where a Friends of Syria meeting will take place today, Al Jazeera TV reported, without saying where it obtained the information.

Tlas is a friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the son of a former defense minister there.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tamara Walid in Dubai at twalid@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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