Syrian Pilot Joins Opposition Forces, Flies to Turkey

(Israel Hayom) Daniel Syrioti - On Saturday a Syrian air force pilot defected and flew his combat helicopter to Turkey, according to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. "The pilot was given orders to attack civilians in the Aleppo suburbs but refused to carry out his orders and instead bombed a military security facility. After he ran out of ammunition, he defected to Turkey," an opposition leader said. Arab media reports claimed on Saturday that more than 70 people were killed in Syria over the weekend.

2012-03-26 00:00:00

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