Syrian general, four colonels cross into Turkey
ANKARA - Reuters
Syrian rebels pose after seizing control of the Bab al-Hawa border post with Turkey on July 20, 2012. AFP photoA Syrian brigadier-general and 20 other military officers, including four colonels, were among 710 people who fled from Syria to Turkey overnight, a Turkish official said on Friday.
The latest defections brought the number of Syrian generals sheltering in Turkey to 22, the official said. A total of 43,387 Syrian refugees are registered as living in Turkey.