Syrian Defectors Form Militias
NICOSIA [MENL] -- Thousands of Syrian military defectors have formed
militias to battle the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Opposition sources said thousands of Syrian soldiers, most of them
Sunnis, have fled their Alawite commanders and formed militias. They said
the militias were organized in most major Syrian cities and particularly
along the borders of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.