22.08.2012 [FRANCE 24] - Abdulbaset Sieda (photo), president of the Syrian National Council, told FRANCE 24 on Wednesday that there is no place for General ManafTlass or former Prime Minister Riad Hijab in a future transition government. Both men recently fled Syria. By
(born 1964; sometimes also transliterated as Manaf Tlas) is a former Brigadier General of the Syrian Republican Guard and member of Bashar al-Assad's inner circle. He also became a member of the Central Committee of the Baath Party around 2000.
04.08.2012 By Bronco – Syriacomment The increased suspicions by the Western countries that neither the FSA nor the SNC are a reliable entity that could lead the country in the future after the fall of the regime, has changed the direction ...
27.07.2012 One of the problems of supporting revolutions in sharply divided societies, riven by sectarian tension and with much of the population furious after decades of abuse by their central government, is it's hard to put a strong stable ...
26.08.2012 [Global Times] - Assad's regime has been rattled by several high-profile defections as the Syrian conflict has escalated, including former prime minister Riad Hijab and prominent General ManafTlass, one of Assad's childhood friends. Syria's state news agency SANA said
21.08.2012 [Spiegel Online] - Later, France and Saudi Arabia wanted Brigadier General ManafTlass, a former member of Assad's inner circle who fled Syria, to be the transitional leader. But it was to no avail, because Manaf turned out to be neither competent nor charismatic
21.08.2012 [Ynetnews] - This strategy appears to have yielded immediate results, as a number of senior Syrian officials - including former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab and General General ManafTlass - have announced their support for the rebels fighting forces loyal to
16.08.2012 [NPR] - ManafTlass, another Sunni and commander of a Republican Guard brigade. He defected to Turkey, along with several family members. Tlass is a former confidant of Assad's who objected to the regime's decision to use military force against protesters last
31.07.2012 [Wall Street Journal (blog)] - ManafTlass, Syria's highest ranking military defector until now, at the center of their transition plans for the battle-scarred country. For Brussels in particular, this marks a significant shift. Contacts between the SNC and top European officials
26.08.2012 [The Daily Star] - Assad's regime has been rattled by several high-profile defections as the Syrian conflict has escalated, including former Prime Minister Riad Hijab and prominent Gen. ManafTlass, one of Assad's childhood friends. The July 18 bomb attack claimed by the