Jordan shuts border as Syrian-al Qaeda fighting nears crossing

The main Jordanian border post was closed for the first time in the two-year Syrian revolt after al Qaeda fighters captured villages along the nearby Syrian-Israeli border. DEBKAfile’s military sources add: The Syrian Army’s 5th Division is battling the Al Musanna section of the al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra to regain control of the three-way border junction between Syria, Jordan and Israel. See DEBKAfile report.
 

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