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  6/16/2013, Tammuz 8, 5773

US To Keep Missiles and Jets in Jordan, Just in Case


The Irish Independent reports the United States said on Saturday it will keep Patriot missiles and F-16 jet fighters in Jordan after joint military exercises end next week while Secretary of State John Kerry said a political solution to the civil war in neighboring Syria may be getting "out of reach."

The Irish Independent notes Russia is worried the missiles could be used by the United States and its allies to impose a "no-fly" zone over Syria in the first direct Western military intervention in the conflict.