Hearings about Syria

The Washington Post has live updates from the Senate’s Syria hearing. Sam Skolnik at the National Law Journal wrote, “John McCain - the ‘avid’ & ‘high-stakes’ gambler playing poker on his iPhone during hearing.” Steve Paul with the Kansas City Star tweeted: “#Syriasly?”

Reuters reports that former Syria defense minister breaks with Assad-Labwani. Patricia Zengerle there wrote, “Former Syrian Defense Minister General Ali Habib defected and is now in Turkey, senior member of opposition says.” Azmat Khan with Al Jazeera English said, “If confirmed, this be would be the highest ranking Alawite to defection from the Assad regime since 2011.” Gregg Carlstrom also with Al Jazeera added, “Syrian opposition says General Ali Habib defects. In August 2011 they said he was dead.”

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