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‘Army kills infiltrator on Syrian border’

By JT - Jun 16,2015 - Last updated at Jun 16,2015

AMMAN — The army on Tuesday killed a man as he attempted to infiltrate through the border from Syria at 5:30am, according to an official source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. 

The man was spotted by surveillance cameras and Border Guards responded to the situation in line with the rules of engagement followed in such cases, the source was quoted as saying by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. The soldiers opened fire as the man did not heed their warnings.

Around one week ago, two men were shot dead at the northern border in a similar infiltration attempt.


The army has repeatedly reiterated that it will not tolerate any attempt to jeopardise the security of the country and people, and will not hesitate to use force in dealing with any border infiltration attempts. 

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