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Air force destroys vehicles infiltrating from Syria — armed forces

Apr 16,2014 - Last updated at Apr 16,2014

AMMAN – Fighter jets from the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) on Wednesday attacked and destroyed several vehicles that crossed the Jordanian border from Syria, a statement issued by the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) said.

The incident, which the army said, took place at around 10:30am, involved a number of camouflaged vehicles trying to illegally cross the Jordanian border from Syria through rugged terrain, a JAF official said.

The army official said in a statement posted on the JAF website that a number of RJAF fighter jets fired warning shots at the vehicles, which ignored them and continued to move towards the border.

In line with the rules of engagement, the jets destroyed the vehicles, the official said.

The army did not say whether the vehicles belonged to the Syrian regime or the rebels.

Later on Wednesday, Agence France-Presse reported that the vehicles destroyed in the air strikes did not belong to the Syrian army, quoting Syrian state media. 

“No military or armoured vehicles belonging to the Syrian army moved towards the Jordanian border, and so what was targeted by the Jordanian air force does not belong to the Syrian army,” state television said in a breaking news alert, citing a military source, according to AFP.

Reuters quoted a security source as saying that the targets appeared as Syrian rebels.

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