But Major Puok Baluang, a press officer in the office of the rebel-appointed governor in Unity state, described Yoach's defection
, as 'insignificant" to the armed opposition struggle.
The body, which the statement said was formed in Amman, Jordan, earlier this month, will be headed by Abdo Hussameddin, the former Syrian deputy oil minister, who announced his defection
from the government back in March.
came as government forces were poised to launch an assault on rebels in Aleppo, the commercial capital, and as a monitoring group said at least 137 people were killed in violence across the country.
It is so far the highest-ranking defection
in the 17-month uprising.
However, Iraqi government officials could not confirm the defection
Whilst the increasing rate of defections
indicates that the time has come to impose buffer zones or safety corridors along the Turkish and Jordanian borders with Syria, for this would speed up the collapse of the Assad regime, particularly in light of the news that members of Assad's inner circle are moving closer to defecting.
Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Abdo Hussameldin has announced his defection
on YouTube, becoming the first high-ranking civilian official to abandon President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising against his rule erupted a year ago.
Earlier, Barclays Wealth's Edinburgh office had reported a defection
of about 20 members led by its head, Murray Mackay.
SIR - The Liberal Party's chairman may have a slightly jaundiced view of the relative health of the (much larger and better known) Liberal Democrats (letters, January 2) Defections
happen in all parties, for myriad reasons.
UUP spokesman Dermot Nesbitt welcomed the defections
, saying the party would now be able to ``unite''.
The Prix Vermeille, over a mile for three-year-old fillies, will be contested by a field of 11 following the defections
of Ben Hanbury's Itnab and Andre Fabre's Alnamara.
Union representatives may even claim that many defections
are - occurring and that owners and managing agents are signing up in droves, but past strikes have shown that defections
are minimal and have union claims were grossly exaggerated, Berg says, and adds, "Signing a you too' agreement may grant temporary relief from the strike, but in the long run, it sabotages the goals of the entire real estate industry and makes operating your building more costly.
Administrators addressed the group during training camp in an effort to avoid further defections
In addition to causing a spike in customer defections
, Local Number Portability will also heat up competition, pushing telecom providers to vastly improve customer service in order to protect their customer base.
Mabior in a separate press statement also extended to Sudan Tribune , on Friday further explained that some other officials alongside Brig Gen Gatwech also declared their individual defections
to the opposition group.