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 ManafTlass 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 ManafTlass, could indicate the kingdom's ambitions in this regard. For his part, the Iranian president declared before the summit that his country was
29.07.2012 Successful defections from collapsing regimes are about timing and ManafTlass's departure from Syria came at the perfect moment. Since he left Damascus the struggle for Syria appears to have entered the end game.
16.08.2012 [AFP] - The Damascus regime has already been hit by the defections of Assad's prime minister Riad Hijab and general ManafTlass, his childhood friend and the son of a close aide of Assad's father Hafez, who ruled Syria with an iron fist. "According to the
12.07.2012 When Syrian general ManafTlass fled his house in Damascus last week, becoming the highest-profile defector from President Bashar al-Assad's regime, he sparked a flurry of questions about the course of Syria's 16-month ...