Posted by BH 4:30 am 3-8
Syria's deputy oil minister defects
"I Abdo Hussameldin, deputy oil and mineral wealth minister in Syria, announce my defection from the regime, resignation from my position and withdrawal from the Baath Party. I join the revolution of this dignified people," Hussameldin said in a YouTube video.
The authenticity of the video could not be immediately confirmed. (Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom)