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Article: Jordanian army downs explosive-laden drone, state news agency reports

Jordanian army downs explosive-laden drone, state news agency reports

Jordanian army downs explosive-laden drone, state news agency reports

PHOTO CAPTION: Representational photo — Jordanian Armed Forces conduct site exploitation of a notional downed unmanned aerial vehicle during a joint drill with U.S. Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center in Jordan, Sept. 2, 2019. (U.S. Army photo)

 

 

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Jordanian army on Wednesday downed a drone loaded with explosive materials (TNT) coming from Syrian territory, the state news agency said.

"The Border Guard forces (...) detected an attempt to illegally cross the border from Syrian territory into Jordanian territory, and it was shot down inside the territory," a military source in the Jordanian Armed Forces said.



(Reporting by Clauda Tanios and Jana Choukeir; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Sharon Singleton)

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