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Jordan, Israel working as one over Syria: Report

syria22Jordan has allowed the Israeli regime to fly its drones over the Jordanian airspace in order to monitor the situation in Syria, a report says.

A high-ranking Jordanian official, close to King Abdullah II, told the London-based newspaper Jewish Chronicle that Amman and Tel Aviv were “working as one over Syria.”

The official, whose name was not mentioned in the report, stated that Jordan would “of course… allow Israel to use Jordanian air space for another attack on Syria” if the need arose.

On May 5, Syria said the Israeli regime had carried out an airstrike targeting a research center in a suburb of Damascus, following heavy losses inflicted upon al-Qaeda-affiliated groups by the Syrian army.

According to Syrian media reports, the strike hit the Jamraya Research Center which had been targeted in another Israeli airstrike in January.

“Syria is a crisis whatever happens. Assad is no longer a force for stability… The Israelis don’t mess about and that’s what we need. We are working as one over Syria,” the Jordanian official said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria has been gripped by unrest for over two years, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the foreign-sponsored militancy.

The Syrian army has conducted successful operations against the militant groups over the past several days.

On May 25, Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah defended the Lebanese resistance movement’s decision to fight the militants in Syria’s town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border.

President Assad said on May 18 that militants from 29 different countries were fighting against the government in different parts of the country.


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