EXCLUSIVE: US, Russian officers discuss S. Syrian border security zone
DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that US CENTCOM and Russian officers based in Syria met secretly last week in Amman to discuss establishing a security zone, or zones, along Syria’s southern borders with Israel, Jordan and Iraq. Jordanian officers were also there. They did not reach agreement or arrange to convene again. Their discussions were referred to Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, as well as King Abdullah, for decisions. Israeli security sources were surprised that Israel was not co-opted to those discussions on a subject that directly affects its northern border with Syria.