Opposition sources claim the deputy police commander for the central Syrian province of Homs has defected to Jordan. If verified it could further undermine President Bashar Assad as he tries to maintain control:
Brigadier General Ibrahim al-Jabawi has crossed into Jordan. He will announce his defection on al-Arabiya television later today.
Britain promised five million pounds to help opposition groups in Syria today - but stressed it would not be providing military aid.
Britain will expand its support to Syrian rebels with an extra £5 million of non-lethal practical assistance, the Foreign Secretary has said