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Jordanian air force destroys vehicles trying to cross from Syria –– statement

By JT - 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 trying to cross 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 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.


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