The army of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is starting to fall apart after dozens of its soldiers, including two generals and two coronels, deserted through the border into Turkey this Monday.
According to the news agency of Anadolu the 33 deserters of the Syrian army entered Turkey and were sent to a camp in the south of the Hatay province. These desertions occur in the midst of heavy tensions between Syria and Turkey and the rest of the international community for not trying to put an end to the bloodshed and destruction of the 15-month insurrection.
Syria is also under the investigation by Turkey and NATO due to the recent attack against an unarmed Turkish F-4 fighter jet. The spokesman of the Syrian foreign ministry, Jihad Makdissi informed this Monday that the plane was taken down in Syrian airspace, while Turkey claimed that the plane did entered in Syrian airspace in a “brief and unintentional violation,” but the attack occurred in international airspace. (AV)