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Jordanian troops fire toward Syria after soldier injured
A Jordanian soldier (file photo)
A Jordanian soldier (file photo)
Sat Dec 8, 2012 3:59AM
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Jordanian troops have fired toward Syria following an incident where a stray bullet fired from inside Syria wounded a Jordanian soldier on the border.


A Jordanian armed forces spokesman said on Friday, “The border area in Tel Shehab has in the past few hours witnessed heavy fighting between the Syrian army and the (so-called) Free Syrian Army.”

“Shells and bullets fell on Jordanian territory. A stray bullet hit Jordanian soldier Oday Hussein Momani in the shoulder.”

The soldier was rushed to a local hospital and “now he is in good condition,” he said.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and that militant groups supported by certain Western states and their regional allies such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey have been trying to fuel the turmoil.

There are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals. Several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes.

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