Former Syrian PM defects to Jordan-official source

AMMAN Mon Aug 6, 2012 3:13pm IST

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AMMAN Aug 6 (Reuters) - Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected to Jordan, a Jordanian official source said on Monday.

"Hijab is in Jordan with his family," said the source, who did not want to be further identified.


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