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Syrian fighter pilot defects in MiG jet to Jordan

By: Liz Sly BEIRUT — A Syrian pilot defected to Jordan on Thursday, flying his MiG-21 fighter jet south across the border and seeking asylum at a Jordanian air base in the first such case involving a plane since the … Continue reading

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U.S.: Top Assad advisers poised to defect

DAMASCUS, Syria -┬áTop Assad regime advisers have secret plans to defect, U.S. officials said as Jordan granted asylum to a Syrian fighter pilot who landed a warplane near Amman. Senior military figures who are part of President Bashar Assad’s inner … Continue reading

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