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Several intelligence officials have defected from Syria to Jordan, sources tell Al Jazeera

Last modified: 5 Aug 2012 20:46

Sources have told Al Jazeera that several Syrian intelligence officials have defected to Jordan. They include Colonel Yaarab Sharaa, said to be the head of the Damascus branch of Political Security; his brother Lieutenant Kinan al-Sharaa; Colonel Yaser Matar al-Haj Ali; Colonel Dr Ahmad Hassan al-Haj Ali; and Colonel Tawfiq Mohammad al-Haj Ali. They are all under the care of the Jordanian army at a military base, the sources said.

For more information on recent defections from the Syrian government, check the link here.