Syrian Army Jets Pounds Terrorist Position in Jordan Border

Thu Apr 2, 2015 16:09:11

Plumes of smoke were seen in Syria from across the border in Jordan on Thursday after Syrian jets bombed rebel forces in the area.

Associated Press reporters heard Syrian planes flying in the sky, as explosions hit the ground in the vicinity of the border crossing between Jordan and Syria, which is called Jaber on the Jordanian side and Nasib on the Syrian side.

The crossing was temporarily closed on Wednesday because of clashes nearby, according to Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani.

A statement on the same day by Syria's foreign ministry said it held the Jordanian authorities responsible for "obstructing the movement of trucks and passengers and any ensuing economic or social repercussions.

"The Jaber-Nasib crossing is the only functioning crossing between Jordan and Syria and is considered a crucial gateway for Syria's government and for both Syrian and Lebanese traders and merchants.

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