Syrian and Jordanian armies reportedly clash on border


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Witnesses describe exchange as most significant skirmish since start of Syrian revolution

timesofisrael.com

Jordanian civilians living near the border with Syria reported heavy clashes between the Jordanian and Syrian armies late Saturday night, during which the Syrian army allegedly crossed the border and used attack helicopters.

Residents of Ramtha, located 2 miles from the Syrian border, told the Islamist Jordanian daily As-Sabeel that they flocked to their rooftops to view the heavy exchange of fire near the Ramtha border crossing around midnight Sunday morning. No report of military clashes appeared in the Jordanian mainstream media.

One Syrian shell landed near a mosque in Ramtha, Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera reported on Sunday, causing Jordanian tanks stationed at the border to return fire towards Syria. Al-Jazeera reported a state of panic among Jordanian residents of the border area, some of whom left their homes after the shelling shattered their windows.

Syrian opposition activists told Al-Jazeera that heavy clashes are raging between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and the Free Syrian Army in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. As-Sabeel speculated that the shelling — described as the most significant border incident since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011 — was the result of massive defections from the Syrian Army, which the government was attempting to curb.

Residents of southern Syria have fled southward across the Jordanian border to escape the violent uprising that has plagued the country for 21 months. Nearly 500,000 Syrians have already found refuge in neighboring Jordan.

A Jordanian soldier was killed at the border on October 22 while trying to prevent militants from infiltrating into Syria. In August, a Jordanian soldier was injured while assisting Syrian refugees fleeing the regime to enter Jordan.

  1. #1 by NAeem on December 31, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    Im shocked the same jordanian army that doesn’t lift a finger against israel is now brave against syria.

  2. #2 by hans on December 31, 2012 - 6:01 pm

    It did not happen according to Ziad Fadel of Syrian Persespective (http://syrianperspective.blogspot.co.uk/)

  3. #3 by Ingrid B on January 1, 2013 - 12:57 am

    this smacks of stirring up anti-Syrian trouble, and the source is a dead giveaway..

  4. #4 by Alex from NY on January 1, 2013 - 12:59 am

    Mark your such a sick man, you do more help to the zionist than you think, ANTISEMITES LIKE YOU ARE ALWAYS USE IN ZIONIST PROPAGANDA TO DEMONIZE THE STRUGGLE AGAINST ZIONISM AS IF IT IS HATEFULL. YOU MAKE ME SICK, YOU ARE VERY HELPFUL FOR THE ADVANCEMNT OF ZIONISM, AS WELL AS OTHER NAZIS LIKE YOU. In othe words, the Zionist LOVE YOU! GET OUT OF CRITICISM OF ISRAEL FOR US TO SUCCEDE.

    Theodore Herzl said in his diary, ”It is essential that the suffering of Jews become worse, this will assist in realization of our plans. I have an excellent idea, I shall induce ANTI-SEMITES to liquidate Jewish wealth. The ANTI-SEMITES will assist us thereby in that they will strengthen the persecution and oppression of Jews. ANTI-SEMITES shall be our BEST FRIENDS”.

    –ed note from me, MG–People ask me often about what kind of ‘crazy’ I have to deal with, given what it is I do, since I mention it from time to time on the program and in other forums.

    The previous comment is but one small example. The person writing this–‘Alex from NY’ is one of 2 individuals who accused me of lying about my trip to NY and meeting with the Iranian president. What makes this all the more crazy however is the fact that prior to this, this same individual told me in a personal phone conversation that I was the ‘only one’ he trusted in the movement and that I was ‘real’.

    As far as the rest of his commentary, unfortunately it speaks for itself. What in the world could set him off in such a way is beyond me but again, that is the nature of crazy.

  5. #5 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on January 1, 2013 - 3:01 am

    Mark, I smell a Sayan. ‘Alex from NY’ gives it away with his bleating about ‘Nazis’. A typical Jewish knee jerk. Apparently he got a bit carried away in his ‘critique’ of your work.

  6. #6 by Adalberto Erazo Jr. on January 1, 2013 - 4:19 am

    @ Asshole from NY

    So you are the one whose been attacking Mark Glenn. Even though I am not a Muslim, there is a saying by the Prophet Muhammad who ordered:
    “if you see something wrong and evil, change it with your hand, and if you cannot do
    so, then with your tongue, and if you cannot do so, then with your heart, but that is the weakest state of faith.”

    It is a God given duty to come to someones defense especially when their honor and integrity are under attack. For any ‘Doubting Thomas’s’ out there who still question and attack Mark Glenn about his meeting with the Honorable President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then I direct you to this photo.

    Go to the 7th photo and you will find a man with long hair and a beard in the foreground. Look just above that mans head and you will find Mark Glenn.

    The 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly-Meeting with leaders of the divine religions

    http://president.ir/en/42160

    Asshole From NY! Correction. I meant to say Asshole from Jew York, please do us all a favor and take a hike!

  7. #7 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on January 1, 2013 - 4:30 am

    Yeah!! That’s what he is! An ASSHOLE from Jew York. He gave it up with his asinine comments. Hope his sorry ass gets the message.

  8. #8 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on January 1, 2013 - 9:34 am

    #4 by Alex from NY on January 1, 2013 – 12:59 am

    “Mark your such a sick man, ”

    Yes, you are right, my good Communist errand boy from Jew York, Mark is sick like all of us here, SICK AND SICKENED because of the evil deeds of your tribe.

    But, why waste precious time on not sick people like you?

    Basheer
    United Kingdom of Judah

  9. #9 by Ingrid B on January 1, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Boy Adalberto, and Shadowhawk, I`m glad I`m not an asshole from Jew York, glad I`m on the side of the good guys, and that includes MG..

  10. #10 by Al on January 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

    What else do you expect from Jordanians? Jordan and Saudis are real puppets of US and do their best to serve the Israeli and American interests in that area, in return west will take care of their corrupt governments… In fact there are many of these puppet governments around the world.

    This is why US doesn’t have enough money to help its own poor citizens but have enough military and financial assistance for these corrupt murderers around the world, especially in the Middle East until the day when American people will hopefully wake up and do something essential…

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