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June 14, 2013 12:05 am

US to Keep F-16s, Anti-Missile Weapons in Jordan

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F-16 fighters, which the US will be leaving in Jordan.

Al Arabiya – The United States will keep F-16 fighter jets and Patriot anti-missile weapons in Jordan after a joint military exercise ends this month, a U.S. defense official said Thursday.

The U.S. administration, which is weighing a decision to arm rebels fighting in neighboring Syria’s civil war, also planned to keep a unit of U.S. Marines on amphibious ships off the coast after consultations with Jordanian leaders, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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