Report: Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Defects

The AP reports:

Syria’s deputy oil minister announced his defection in an online video that emerged Thursday, making him the highest ranking official to abandon President Bashar al-Assad’s regime since the country’s uprising erupted a year ago.

 

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