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syria Hijab defection

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The Assad regime suffers one of its highest profile departures as the prime minister flees to Jordan.
Riyad Hijab is highest ranking civilian official to defect from Assad's regime.
syria Hijab defection

A November 24, 2008, shows Riad Hijab, then Syria's agriculture minister, speaking during a visit to Quneitra. Promoted to prime minister in June, he fled to Jordan on August 6, 2012.

LOUAI BESHARA