"I "I don't consider this defection as a politically-motivated defection rather than jumping out of the sinking ship of the regime .... He didn't defect because he is against the regime, he was for years the most loyal to the regime, this is because he doesn't want to go down with the regime itself .... I believe this defection will encourage other Sunni high-rank officers or officials to defect from this regime."
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Syria: Abandoning the sinking ship? - Inside Syria - Al Jazeera English
As one of Syria's top generals has fled the country, AJE discuss the significance of this latest defection as well as the ratcheting up of efforts to end Syria's ongoing crisis. Guests: Akil Hashem, Yasser Tabbara, and Nikolaos van Dam.