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Topic - Ahmed Kassem
Syria's prime minister completed his defection by crossing into Jordan at dawn Wednesday after two days of hiding inside his homeland, according to Jordanian officials and a spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army.
FSA leader Ahmed Kassem, who told the Associated Press on Monday that Hijab had defected to Jordan, said Wednesday that he had actually been inside Syrian territory for the past two days waiting to cross.
Kassem said the Hijab and his family were driven in batches for about six kilometers (four miles) from the southern Syrian village of Nueimeh to the Nassib border post.