World Bulletin / News Desk
A Jordanian air force captain has allegedly "deserted" and joined Syria's jihadist Al-Nusra Front to fight against President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a member of his family and a Salafist leader said on Monday.
"Ahmad Atallah Shbeib al-Majali, born in 1984, took a leave from his job last Wednesday and travelled to Turkey on Friday and from there he went to Syria to join the rebels," the family member said on condition of anonymity, reported Middle East Online.
The relative added that Majali was promoted just two weeks ago.
The Jordan Armed Forces refused to comment, while there was no immediate reaction available from the government.
A Salafist leader confirmed Majali's defection and that he has joined Al-Nusra, which seeks to establish an Islamic state in Syria.
"The captain from the southern city of Karak has been in touch with members of Nusra and has decided to join them. There are eight people fighting with Nusra from his area," he said on condition of anonymity.Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2013, 16:08