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Military defection

Top Syrian general defects to rebel side

The defection of Brigadier General Mohammed Nour Ezzedeen Khallouf comes a day after the rebels' top military commander again called for members of the armed forces to join the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, now entering its third year.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 4:03am

N Korea orders probe of border guards after spate of defections

Three North Korean soldiers have defected to South Korea across the heavily-fortified border since August, media reports said yesterday, in an apparent embarrassment to Pyongyang's new regime.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:04pm

Three North Korean soldiers defected since August

Three North Korean soldiers have defected to South Korea across the heavily-fortified border since August, media reports said on Tuesday, in an apparent embarrassment to Pyongyang’s new regime.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Kim urges vigilance after defection

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urged vigilance from the State Security Ministry, the official Korean Central News Agency reported, the same day a soldier shot two officers and defected to the South.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:08pm

North Korean soldier defects to South after shooting to death two superiors

A North Korean soldier defected to the South yesterday through the heavily militarised border, apparently shooting dead two superior officers in the process, the South Korean military said.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:42am