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2 Syrian Generals, 13 Colonels Cross Into Turkey

Jan. 4, 2013

Anadolu (also known as Anatolia) news agency, Ankara

Text of report in English by the Turkish state-funded news agency Anadolu (also known as Anatolia)

Sixty-eight Syrians, including two generals and their family members, defected from Syria to Turkey on Friday [4 January].

Sources said that 68 Syrian nationals entered Turkey on Friday at the Bukulmez village of Reyhanli town of the southern province of Hatay.

Among those Syrians were 2 generals, 13 colonels, 6 lieutenant colonels, 3 majors, 2 captains and 2 first lieutenants.

The Syrians were taken to the Apaydin Camp of Turkey.

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