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Armed forces dismiss reports of new Syrian pilot defection

By Petra - Feb 25,2013 - Last updated at Feb 25,2013

AMMAN — The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) on Monday dismissed as baseless a news report carried by some media outlets that a Syrian aircraft had landed at a Jordanian airbase in Mafraq.

A JAF official said the news item, alleging that a Syrian pilot had defected from the regime and landed at Mafraq, was groundless.

Jordanian aircraft (F-16) and helicopters conduct regular training flights over Mafraq, the JAF official said, stressing that there has been no violation of Jordanian air space.

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