November 12, 2012
Brotherhood's Syria Opposition Takeover
Hassan Hassan, The National
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".
TAGGED: Free Syrian Army, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood, Middle East