Deputy police chief in Syria's Latakia flees to Turkey

The deputy police chief of Syria's western Latakia city, a brigadier general, defected and fled to Turkey overnight with 11 other Syrian officers, a Turkish official said on Monday.

Deputy police chief in Syria's Latakia flees to Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

The deputy police chief of Syria's western Latakia city, a brigadier general, defected and fled to Turkey overnight with 11 other Syrian officers, a Turkish official said on Monday.

The official said in addition to the officers, about 600 Syrians had crossed over into Turkey in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of Syrian refugees in Turkey to around 43,500.

Last Mod: 30 Temmuz 2012, 12:01
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