Report: Syrian Ambassador To Iraq Defects

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Reuters is reporting that Syrian opposition sources are saying that Syria’s ambassador to Iraq has defected in protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s violent crackdown on regime opponents. “Nawaf al-Fares, who was closely linked to the security establishment, would be the first senior Syrian diplomat to defect,” Reuters reports.


Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi tweeted:

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