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  • Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, who headed Syria's military police, announces on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, that he is joining "the people's revolution." The general the one of the highest-ranking officials to have defected from President Bashar Assad's regime. (AP Photo/Al Arabiya via AP video)

    Syrian minister leaves Beirut for fear of arrest

    Syria's wounded interior minister cut short his treatment at a Beirut hospital Wednesday and returned home for fear of being arrested by Lebanese authorities, while Syria's chief of military police defected to the opposition, becoming one of the highest-ranking officers to switch sides.

  • Syria‚Äôs interior minister flees from Beirut hospital

    Syria's wounded interior minister rushed home from a Beirut hospital on Wednesday for fear he would be arrested after some Lebanese called for him to be prosecuted for his role in a 1986 crackdown by Syrian troops in Lebanon.

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