There Jumping ship! Syria's first man in space -- astronaut Mohammad Ahmad Faris defects with prime minister!
Syria's first man in space has fled to and joined opposition forces fighting 's regime, the latest in a string of high-ranking defections from the conflict-stricken country, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Sunday.
, 61, crossed into Turkey after reaching the headquarters of the in Aleppo, meeting with rebel commanders there and declaring his solidarity with the umbrella group of rebel fighters, the Anadolu agency reported.
"We are with you with our lives and blood," Anadolu quoted Faris as telling members of the Free Syrian Army.