Press TV – US Marines deployed along Jordan border with Syria: Report
US Marines have reportedly been deployed along Jordan border with Syria as the Syrian Army continues to inflict heavy losses on foreign-backed militants.
Over 1,000 US troops, who had arrived in the Jordanian port of Aqaba via Israel earlier in the week, have headed toward the kingdom’s border area with Syria under heavy Jordanian military escort, Israeli sources reported on Friday.
The troops are reported to be members of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Force.
Washington and Amman have imposed a news blackout on the deployment of US troops on Jordanian soil.
US sources have confirmed that the presence of the Marines in Jordan has nothing to do with military drills set to be held between American and Jordanian troops later this month
english.ruvr.ru – Russia, US to hold consultations on Syria war chemicals shortly
The US and Russian National Security Councils are due to hold consultations on Syria war chemicals in the next few days, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has told a news briefing.
He said this could take place in the next few days, adding that the two countries’ Security Councils are in permanent contact on the issue.
Press TV – Al-Qusayr liberation shocks US, Israel: Kamel Wazne
Syrian army recaptures city of Qusayr