Conflicting reports emerged Saturday about whether Syria's vice president has defected.
A spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army said Saturday that Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa has fled the regime.
Syrian state-run TV did not explicitly say whether al-Sharaa had defected, but it reported that the vice president's office issued a statement saying al-Sharaa "has never at any moment thought of leaving the homeland to whatever direction."
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