Wednesday Sep 04, 201312:16 AM GMT
Jordanian king dismisses 4 officers over passing sensitive info to Syria
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The four officers leaked information about a situation room, which was established by the Saudi Arabian defense minister, the CIA, and the Israeli intelligence agency the Mossad on Jordanian soil, the report said quoting a British diplomatic source.

Jordan's King Abdullah II has dismissed four high-ranking military officers over passing sensitive information to the Syrian army, a recent report says.


The four officers leaked information about a situation room, which was established by the Saudi Arabian defense minister, the CIA, and the Israeli intelligence agency the Mossad on Jordanian soil, the report said quoting a British diplomatic source.

The officers are also accused of providing the Syrian army with certain information about the routes, which Saudi militants used while entering Syria to fight against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The senior military officers were advisers to the chairman of Jordan’s chiefs of staff and had strongly objected to Amman’s participation in a foreign-sponsored insurgency in Syria.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals, mostly from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Algeria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced due to the violence.

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