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  1. List of paraphrases for "defected":

    seceded, fled, resorted

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  1. Ryan Mauro:

    Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda desperately need to convince jihadist audiences that it is effective and not yesterday's news, especially after fellow Al-Qaeda affiliate Boko Haram in Nigeria swore allegiance to ISIS, it is known that a prominent American member of Al-Shabaab has defected to ISIS, so the group should assume that many other supporters are thinking of doing the same thing.

  2. South Korean lawmakers:

    Thae Yong-ho, Pyongyang's former deputy envoy to the United Kingdom who defected in 2016, said Italy Wednesday at a press conference in Seoul. Read More.

  3. Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab:

    Salah defected from the parliament in 2010, joined us and repented and he became a martyr today, the current so-called Somali government lawmakers should follow suit. We are telling them to take part in the jihad via the same procedures.

  4. Peter Bergen:

    There's no doubt the most effective people to talk to present-day jihadis are former jihadis -- those who defected or changed their minds.


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