Two Syrian generals flee to Turkey

Photo: Two Syrian generals flee to Turkey / Turkey

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /

Two Syrian army generals and a colonel, who disagree with the actions of the country's authorities, have fled across the border into Turkey.

Some 236 civilians escaping unrest in the country have fled together with the military officials, TRT Haber TV channel reported.

Last week about 100 Syrians - inhabitants of border regions fled to Turkey, and their number hit about 600 people over the past two weeks.

Anti-government protests which began in mid-March have persisted in Syria for almost a year. Daily reports are being received about the deaths of people, both civilians and the security forces.

According to UN statistics, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 7,500 people. The Syrian authorities accuse armed militants of the clashes saying they receive assistance from neighboring countries.

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