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Syrian Generals Among 160 Crossing Into Turkey

July 21, 2012

Two generals and two colonels in the Syrian military were among 160 Syrians who crossed the border into Turkey seeking refuge, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

About 44,000 Syrians have fled to Turkey to escape the violence in their country, and the number of military defections has been increasing, Anatolia said, citing the prime minister’s office.

To contact the reporter on this story: Selcuk Gokoluk in Istanbul at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at

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