Syrian general defects to Turkey

Syrian republican guards General Manaf Tlas, member of President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle - defects to Turkey - according to pro-Assad Syrian news website reports via Reuters

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Syria soldiers 'defect and flee'

Foreign Secretary William Hague has admitted he is "deeply frustrated" by the ongoing bloodshed in Syria. He said sanctions against Syrian president Bashar Assad's regime were working, but urged for quicker action to oust the leader.