Fighting involving armored vehicles broke out Friday night between Jordanian and Syrian troops in a border region. Reuters cited an unnamed Syrian opposition activist who witnessed the incident.
Later Russia’s Itar-TASS news agency cited its military source in Amman, Jordan’s capital, denying the clashes were between Syrian and Jordanian troops. He said the fighting erupted between the rebels and pro-government forces on the Syrian side of the border.
The Tel Shihab-Turra border area has been used as a passage by Syrian refugees fleeing the violence. The clashes reportedly occurred after a number of refugees attempted to cross into Jordan.
There appear to be no Jordanian casualties, but no reports about the Syrian side have surfaced yet. Continue reading