Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Assad said to be hiring N. Korean pilots
Reports have claimed that the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has brought in 15 helicopter pilots from North Korea, in fear that his own pilots may default.
The reports come from the Al Durar news website, a source that works closely with the rebels. It claims that 15 North Korean helicopter pilots were brought into the country out of the fear that regime pilots may default to neighboring countries.
In the past, news also spread of Syrian fighter jet pilots defaulting to Jordan with their planes, but these reports were never confirmed.
Comment: I have it on good authority these are not rumours-it is so. Very interesting development given the nature of the discourse and actions currently going on inside Syria. Will stay up to date with this story.