Assad al Zubi

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Assad al Zubi
Born1956
Maliha al-Atash, Daraa, Syria
Allegiance Syria (previously)
Syria Syrian National Council (present)
Service/branchFree Syrian Army
RankSyrian -AF-farik-awwal.svg General[1]
UnitSouthern Front[1]
Battles/warsSyrian civil war

Assad al Zubi (born 1956) is a Sunni Free Syrian Army general, who defected from the Syrian Army to the FSA. He joined Syria's air force academy in 1974, graduating in 1977 with the rank of lieutenant[2] and then rose through the ranks to become a brigadier general. He also worked as a military consultant in Yemen for more than two years.[3] He currently holds a leading position in the Southern Front. Before his defection, he served in the Syrian Arab Air Force and was head of the air force branch of the Supreme Syrian Military Academy.[4][1] In January 2016, al-Zubi was named Head of the opposition delegation team to the 3rd Geneva conference on the future of Syria.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Moderate Syrian rebels say they're advancing on Damascus from south". Mc Clatchy DC. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Who are the members of Syria's opposition delegation?". The New Arab.
  3. ^ "Diplomats, fighters head delegations to Syria peace talks". Al Monitor.
  4. ^ "Sunnis fill rebel ranks, but also prop up Assad regime". USA Today. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Saudi Arabia Blocks Peace Talks on Syria". Al-Masdar News. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.