"(Reuters) - Twenty-six military officers, including two generals, defected from the Syrian army to Turkey overnight, Turkish state media reported on Friday.
It was the biggest mass desertion of senior soldiers from President Bashar
al-Assad's forces in months.
The officers, among them two generals, 11 colonels, two lieutenant-colonels,
two majors, four captains, and five lieutenants, crossed into Turkey's border
province of Hatay with their families and other foot soldiers, making a total of
71 people, state-run Anatolian news agency said....."