November 12, 2012

Brotherhood's Syria Opposition Takeover

Hassan Hassan, The National

AP Photo

Lieutenant-Colonel Hussein Harmoush, one of the first Syrian army officers to defect, was contacted by the Muslim Brotherhood shortly after he arrived at a refugee camp in Turkey's Hatay province in June of 2011. He was one of a small group of defectors, the Free Officers.

Brotherhood members visited him several times and promised him logistical, financial and material support in exchange for "cooperation".

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TAGGED: Free Syrian Army, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood, Middle East

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