BBC News reports: The commander of Syria’s military police has defected from President Bashar-al Assad’s government and reportedly fled to Turkey.
Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal is one of the highest-ranking officials to join the uprising against the Syrian regime.
The army had failed to protect Syrians and turned into “gangs of murder”, the general said in a video statement.
Syrian military police chief al-Shalal defects
By December 26, 2012,