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    Jordan Army Declares Northern, Northeastern Border Closed Military Zone

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    Mashal Mohammad Zaben, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, declared the country’s northern and northeastern borders closed military zones after several servicemen were killed in a blast near the frontier with Syria, the armed forces said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, several Jordanian soldiers were killed and injured after an explosion occurred near a refugee camp hosting Syrians close to the border between the two countries.

    "King's Advisor for Military Affairs, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mashal Mohammad Zaben issued an order [declaring] northern, northeastern border areas closed military zones as of this date," the statement read.

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