14 June 2013, 00:59

US military plan for arming Syrian rebels, calls for limited no-fly zone

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A US military proposal for arming Syrian rebels also calls for a limited no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced from Jordanian territory to protect Syrian refugees and rebels who would train there, US officials said.

According to military planners, creating an area to train and equip rebel forces would require keeping Syrian aircraft well away from the Jordanian border. To do that, the military envisages creating a no-fly zone stretching up to 25 miles into Syria which would be enforced using aircraft flown from Jordanian bases and flying inside the kingdom.

US F-16s, Patriot missiles to stay in Jordan after drill - official

The United States will keep F-16 fighter jets and Patriot anti-missile weapons in Jordan after a joint military exercise ends this month, amid concerns over the raging civil war in neighboring Syria, a US defense official said Thursday.

The US administration, which is weighing a decision to arm Syria's rebels, also planned to keep a unit of US Marines on amphibious ships off the coast after consultations with Jordan's leadership, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters.

Voice of Russia, The Wall Street Journal, AFP

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