Today's Zaman reported that Friday's defections mean 49 Syrian generals have left the Assad regime for Turkey.
The latest generals to defect were reported to have been regional commanders in the Syrian air force. The other officers included five colonels, two majors, two captains, four lieutenants, three major sergeants and their families.
They entered Turkey at the border village of Bukulmez, Today's Zaman said, and were taken to the Apaydin camp where Syrian army members are being housed.
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