List of Syrian defectors

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During the rule of the Al-Assad family and the Syrian civil war, a number of prominent Syrian figures have defected to either the rebellion or to other countries:

During Hafez al-Assad rule[edit]

During Bashar al-Assad rule[edit]

Syrian civil war[edit]

References[edit]

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