This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News purports to show Syrian Brig. Gen. Abdul-Nasser Farzat, from the Aleppo Academy for Military Engineering, claiming to have defected. (Ugarit News via Associated Press)

This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News purports to show Syrian Brig. Gen. Abdul-Nasser Farzat, from the Aleppo Academy for Military Engineering, claiming to have defected. (Ugarit News via Associated Press)