Syria

November 21, 2011 - 3:55 PM
Syrian Commander Riad al-Asaad, who heads a group of Syrian army defectors appears on a video posted on the group's Facebook page, as he retracts earlier claims that his followers launched an attack on Baath Part Headquarters inside the Syrian capital, Damascus. In an embarrassing turnaround for an armed movement trying to oust President Bashar Assad's regime, Riad al-Asaad, a Turkey-based air force colonel who heads the Free Syrian Army, said in the video, that Assad's government was trying to tarnish the image of the Syrian revolution. (AP Photo/Facebook) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS NO WAY OF INDEPENDENTLY VERIFYING THE CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS VIDEO IMAGE.