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Syrian and Jordanian forces clash in border area
al-Reuters ^ | Friday, August 10, 2012 | Hadeel Al Shalchi and Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Posted on 08/10/2012 4:38:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A Syrian opposition activist who witnessed the fighting said armored vehicles were involved in the clash in the Tel Shihab-Turra area, about 80 km (50 miles) north of the Jordanian capital Amman, that occurred after Syrian refugees tried to cross into Jordan...

Jordanian troops have fired near the border in the past to stop Syrians from shooting at fleeing refugees...

Syria's long border with Jordan has been an escape route for opponents of Assad, including Prime Minister Riad Hijab who defected this week.

In Syria's largest city and commercial hub Aleppo, rebels fighting Assad's forces said they would hit back after losing ground under heavy bombardment. Residents in the city of 2.5 million have been fleeing in cars crammed with belongings...

Some Salaheddine residents slipped back into the shattered neighborhood to try to salvage possessions, despite army snipers. Two civilians were hit by gunfire in nearby streets.

One man with an apparent gunshot wound was dragged off the street by rebels and treated by medics before being taken to a field clinic. A second man was wounded in the back and arm. Blood soaked through the sleeve of his yellow jacket and his face was contorted in pain as rescuers put him in a vehicle...

The United States imposed another round of sanctions on Friday that targeted Syria's state-run oil company Sytrol for trading with Iran, and the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah for aiding the Syrian government...

Russia and China have blocked U.N. Security Council action that would have allowed tighter, global sanctions against Damascus.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; jordan; syria; waronterror

(Additional reporting by Mariam Karouny in Beirut, Andrew Quinn in Accra and Louis Charbonneau at the United Nations; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Ralph Gowling)
New Syrian refugees rest as they arrive at a stopover facility for breaking fast near the Turkish border town of Reyhanli in Hatay province August 9, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Umit Bektas

Syrian and Jordanian forces clash in border area

1 posted on 08/10/2012 4:38:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I had three nice links, apparently the software here didn’t like ‘em, as only the word “Turkey” was left. Tired, hanging it up for the night. Have a great weekend, all. It’s raining here, which is great for the crops in the field.

It also would have been great for the crops in the field had it rained on Monday and Tuesday instead.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinna; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Okay, so, here they are again.

Euro sidebars:

French President Francois Hollande draws fire over leadership on Syria
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-president-under-attack-over-leadership-on-syria/2012/08/10/0f608776-e2d1-11e1-a25e-15067bb31849_story.html

UK offers body armour, satellite phones, medical supplies to Syria’s opposition
By David Stringer, The Associated Press
August 10, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/offers+communications+equipment+medical+supplies+Syrias+rebels/7069106/story.html

Turkey (having trouble with the second one):

Erdogan Does Not “Rule Out” Invasion of Syrian Kurdistan
Nick Ottens, August 10, 2012
http://atlanticsentinel.com/2012/08/erdogan-does-not-rule-out-invasion-of-syrian-kurdistan/

otoh:

T u r k e y ‘ s Best Kurdish Option
Idrees Mohammed
Middle East Online
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=53839


3 posted on 08/10/2012 4:51:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The thing is growing in a couple of directions it appears


4 posted on 08/10/2012 5:07:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SunkenCiv

Women in garbage bag outfits = Islamists. Jordan is importing trouble by taking in these refugees.


5 posted on 08/10/2012 7:19:57 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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