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Riyad Farid Hijab, Syria’s PM, defects to Jordan

Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Farid Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad’s government, the Jordanian government says.

Riyad farid Hijab was appointed less than two months ago and his departure is the highest-profile defection since the uprising began in March 2011.

Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Farid Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government

Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Farid Hijab has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government

His family is reported to have fled Syria with him.

A Sunni Muslim, Riyad Farid Hijab comes from the Deir al-Zour area of eastern Syria which has been caught up in the revolt.