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US troop buildup in Jordan after Turkey shuts US-NATO arms corridor to Syrian rebels
Posted By admin On June 22, 2013 @ 7:16 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled
June 22, 2013
The US decision to upgrade Syrian rebel weaponry has run into a major setback:DEBKAfile reveals that Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan phoned President Barack Obama in Berlin Wednesday, June 19, to report his sudden decision to shut down the Turkish corridor for the transfer of US and NATO arms to the Syrian rebels.
Against this background, the US President informed Congress Friday, June 22, that 700 combat-equipped American military personnel would remain in Jordan at the end of a joint US-Jordanian training exercise.
They would include crews of two Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries and the logistics, command and communications personnel needed to support those units. The United States is also leaving behind from the war maneuver a squadron of 12 to 24 F-16 fighter jets at Jordan’s request. Some 300 US troops have been in Jordan since last year.
Erdogan’s decision will leave the Syrian rebels fighting in Aleppo virtually high and dry. The fall of Qusayr cut off their supplies of arms from Lebanon.
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 DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/23066/US-troop-buildup-in-Jordan-after-Turkey-shuts-US-NATO-arms-corridor-to-Syrian-rebels-
 CIA preparing to deliver rebels arms through Turkey and Jordan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-preparing-to-deliver-rebels-arms-through-turkey-and-jordan.html
 First European & NATO heavy arms for Syrian rebels. Russian reprisal expected: http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-european-nato-heavy-arms-for-syrian-rebels-russian-reprisal-expected.html
 Syrian Rebels Sell Arms to Al-Qaeda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-sell-arms-to-al-qaeda.html
 West training Syrian rebels in Jordan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/west-training-syrian-rebels-in-jordan.html
 Misfire: NATO mortar ‘gift’ from Turkey to Syrian rebels – newspaper: http://www.prisonplanet.com/misfire-nato-mortar-%e2%80%98gift%e2%80%99-from-turkey-to-syrian-rebels-%e2%80%93-newspaper.html
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