[Updated 12:39 p.m.]Β At least 10 people were killed and more than 40 were wounded after three bombs exploded in Syria's Damascus suburbs Tuesday, an opposition group said.
[Posted 5:25 a.m.] Seven Syrian army generals defected to Turkey on Tuesday, the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.
The generals were allowed to enter Turkey through the southern Hatay province under tight security measures, the Anadolu Agency said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost a stream of high-level government and military officials in recent months as his forces continue battling rebels seeking an end to four decades of al-Assad family rule.
Manaf Tlass, a brigadier general and a former close friend of the president, left Syria's Republican Guard in July. Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has also defected.
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