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Manaf Tlass

Manaf Tlass, Syria's Defected General, Lacks Support Among Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, July 27 (Reuters) - The flamboyant scion of a military family that has been a pillar of the Syrian esta...

Defected Assad Confidant: Seeks Syrian Unity

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's most prominent defector offered himself up Thursday as a figure to unite the fractious opposition, saying he failed to persuade...

Defected Syrian General Speaks Out

Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press BEIRUT — A top Syrian military commander, a close friend of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has confirmed his...

Hollande Confirms Assad Confidant Who Defected Is In France

AP | Associated Press | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass, one of the highest ranking officials to defect from the ...