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Seven Syrian army generals 'defect to Turkey'

Reports from Turkey say seven Syrian army generals have defected to Turkey.

The state-run news agency, Anatolia, says the generals crossed the border to the town of Reyhanli in southern Hatay province.

They were then taken to a refugee camp which shelters defected soldiers under tight security.

More than 100,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Turkey since the uprising began in March last year.

BBC's James Reynolds reports from Istanbul.

  • 06 Nov 2012
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