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  • This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Aug. 7, 2012, purports to show defected Prime Minister Riad Hijab (center) before leaving Syria en route to Jordan in Daraa, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Defecting Syrian PM arrives in Jordan after hiding

    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.

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