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High-ranking Syrian general defects from army

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Demonstrators in Paris chant slogans during a march Saturday to mark the second anniversary of the revolt against the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad.

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A high-ranking general in the Syrian army defected on Saturday with the help of rebels and said morale is low among those still fighting for President Bashar Assad as the civil war enters its third year.Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ezz al-Din Khalouf told Al-Arabiya TV that many of those still with Assad's regime have lost faith in it.
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