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Syrian rebels pose after seizing control of the Bab al-Hawa border post with Turkey on July 20, 2012. AFP photo

Syrian rebels pose after seizing control of the Bab al-Hawa border post with Turkey on July 20, 2012. AFP photo

A 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. 

July/20/2012

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