Sources have confirmed the defection of Abdel Tawwab Shahrour, chairman of the Aleppo Medical Council, who was briefed on the regime use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal.
Shahrour defected and traveled to Turkey, claims to carry evidence of the involvement of President Bashar Assad in the use of chemical weapons in the attack on Khan al-Assal near Aleppo in March.
Sources told Elaph that Shahrour was expected to meet with members of the Syrian National Coalition on Tuesday for a press conference, but that meetings with some Turkish officials to see the documents and evidence prevented the press briefing.
Khan al-Assal is one of the areas covered by the agreement between the U.N. International Investigation Committee and the Assad regime to investigate chemical weapons use in Syria.
Translated and edited by the Syrian Observer