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Jordan says it destroyed armoured vehicles crossing from Syria

Published on Apr 16, 2014 7:15 PM
Handout photo of a pickup truck on fire after it was hit by a Jordanian warplane following failure to heed warnings not to cross into Jordan from Syria on April 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

AMMAN (AFP) - Jordanian air force fighter jets destroyed a number of armoured vehicles on Wednesday as they tried to cross into the kingdom from neighbouring Syria, the army said.

"Royal air force jets fighters today destroyed a number of vehicles that attempted to cross into Jordan from Syria," the army said in a brief statement, without elaborating.

An army spokesman declined to give any more details.

Jordan's border guards in recent weeks clashed with and arrested several people as they attempted to cross into the kingdom from Syria, where a conflict has been raging for more than three years.

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