Defected Syrian PM Urges More Breaks from Assad

By: JAMAL HALABY- Associated Press Email
By: JAMAL HALABY- Associated Press Email

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Syria's defected prime minister says he is joining the rebel side and is urging other political and military leaders to break from Bashar Assad's regime.

Riad Hijab's comments on Tuesday were his first public remarks since leaving his post and fleeing to Jordan with his family last week. Hijab is the highest-ranking political figure to defect from Assad's regime.

Hijab says that he decided he could no longer support Assad because the Syrian president has no ability to halt the fighting. Activist say more than 20,000 have been killed in battles between rebels and government forces since March 2011.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 166099536 - kolotv.com/a?a=166099536