BEIRUT – A pan-Arab TV station says the general who heads Syria’s military police has defected and joined the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal has appeared in a video aired on Al Arabiya TV saying he is joining “the people’s revolution.”
In the video aired late Tuesday, al-Shallal said the army deviated from its mission of protecting the nation and became “a gang for killing and destruction.”
In July, Manaf Tlass, a Syrian general, was the first member of Assad’s inner circle to break ranks and join the opposition.
Source: Fox News