"Report: Syrian Ambassador To Iraq Defects"
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.
Reliable sources have informed me of the defection of Nawaf Fares, the Syrian Ambassador to Iraq.
— Ayad Allawi (@AyadAllawi) July 11, 2012