Jordanian soldiers. (File photo)
The Jordanian army has destroyed two Syrian border outposts by tank shelling after clashes broke out between the two sides.
Clashes erupted late Friday in the Tel Shihab-Turra area, about 50 miles north of the Jordanian capital Amman.
Jordanian officials say reports of any casualties have not been released.
Meanwhile, France has deployed troops to the Syrian border with Jordan. The French government announced that its soldiers had been deployed “to help refugees” in the border area.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and that there are reports that a very large number of the insurgents in Syria are foreign nationals.