This aerial photo shows a truck burning after a Jordanian air strike on a convoy at the border between Jordan and Syria on Wednesday, April 16, 2014(AP Photos/Ammonnews)
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Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels.A Jordanian security source said the targets appeared to have been Syrian rebels with machine guns mounted on civilian vehicles who were seeking refuge from fighting with government forces in southern Syria. Amman has tightened controls along the 370-km border to try to prevent Jordanian Islamist militants who have joined the rebels from crossing back into Jordan.Momani said the kingdom was increasingly worried about incursions from Syria. Opposition activists accused President Bashar Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack near the Syrian capital, posting footage of four men being treated by medics.
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