General Manaf Tlass, a key military defector and ex-ally of Bashar al-Assad, called Tuesday for a political transition in Syria and condemned military attacks on civilians in a statement sent to AFP.
A reproduction of an undated picture shows top Syrian General Munaf Tlass smoking a cigar in an undisclosed location. Tlass, a key defector from the regime of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, said in a statement sent to AFP Tuesday that he was in Paris and called for a "constructive transition" in his country.
In his first statement to the media since his defection was announced on July 6, Tlass said the regime held "the majority of responsibility" for the crisis and confirmed he was in Paris.
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