20.08.2012 [Eurasia Review] - A number of military leaders in the past two months have defected, for example Yarub Al-Shara, Farouq Al-Shara's cousin and one of the key security officials in Damascus, and Manaf Tlass who defected earlier. The importance of defecting leaders and
20.08.2012 [Canada Free Press] - Saudi Arabia's hosting of many defectors from the ranks of the Damascus regime, including General Manaf Tlass, could indicate the kingdom's ambitions in this regard. For his part, the Iranian president declared before the summit that his country was
01.08.2012 [U-T San Diego] - Manaf Tlass visit the tomb of the unknown soldier, in Damascus, on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of their Liberation War. The most prominent defector from the Syrian regime has offered to help unite the country's fractured opposition. Brig. Gen
29.07.2012 [Charter 97] - Increasing numbers of defections have recently dealt a blow to the Bashar al-Assad regime. High profile Syrian general Manaf Tlass announced his defection earlier this month, in what Washington and Paris termed a serious setback for the Damascus regime.
29.07.2012 Successful defections from collapsing regimes are about timing and Manaf Tlass's departure from Syria came at the perfect moment. Since he left Damascus the struggle for Syria appears to have entered the end game.