Syrian Military defectors in Turkey talk about the role of the military in the uprising. Divisions within the military are deepening over violence against civilians. Orders to shoot protesters are enforced with executions.
About 70 percent of the Syrian Army is made up of men who have been drafted. The opposition claims thousands of them are deserting. If you defect from the army and can't make it to Turkey, you have no place to hide.
Syrian army defectors have attacked a major military base near Damascus, Syrian opposition groups say. The BBC's Jonathan Head tells host Marco Werman it's a sign that events could presage the beginning of something like a civil war.