Russian planes hit refugee camp near Jordan border

Syrian opposition sources said scores of people were killed and injured in the airstrikes

Russian planes hit refugee camp near Jordan border

World Bulletin / News Desk

Warplanes believed to be Russian struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, a Jordanian source told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. 

The attack took place late Tuesday on the Syrian side of the border, the source said anonymously due to restrictions to speaking to the media. 

The source did not say if there were any casualties in the attack. 

A medical source, however, said four people were injured and hospitalized in north-eastern Jordan. 

Syrian opposition sources, meanwhile, said scores of people were killed and injured in the airstrikes. 

According to the sources, several jets flying at high altitudes hit the camp where a few hundred, mostly women and children are stranded. 

Jordan shares a 375-km porous border with war-torn Syria, interspersed with informal crossings used by Syrian refugees. 

According to the UN refugee agency, Jordan hosts nearly 1.4 million Syrian refugees.

 

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