Syrian conflict since the first Air Force officer driving fighter “traitors” (Figure)
a Syrian Air Force MiG-21 fighters that morning landed in the Jordanian capital of King Hussein Air Force Base.
World Wide Web reported on the Syrian Air Force One pilot the day to fly jets, landing, the Government of Jordan to seek refuge in Jordan, an Air Force Base. Several hours later, the Jordanian government announced to grant asylum. The Jordanian government has confirmed 21 event authenticity. Syrian domestic conflict broke out over the past year, this is the first time the occurrence pilots to bring fighters “traitors” event. This event attracted public attention.
Jordanian security sector, a source told reporters, a “MiG-21 fighters from an Air Force base in the Syrian capital of Damascus on the morning take-off and landed in the Jordanian capital of King Hussein Air Force Base.
“he sought political asylum,” said Jordanian Information Minister Sami Maya Ta “about Founder understanding of the situation to him.” Syrian state television reported on earlier in the day, a “MiG-21 fighter jet on a training mission near the border with Jordan, 10:34 lost contact with ground control personnel. Pilot named Hassan Hamad, the rank of colonel.
AP comments, the occurrence of the pilot to bring the aircraft, “renegade” event is the first time in the past 15 months. In view of the Air Force has long been considered the most loyal to the military services of the Government of Syria, this event attracted public attention, more of Syria as a “victory” undermine the Government forces.
Syrian conflict in March last year, have occurred since the military and government officials renegade event. In January of this year, the Syrian Brigadier General Mustafa Ahmad al-Sheikh to enter Turkish territory, the highest level so far renegade officer; March, Syria’s deputy oil minister announced that from the Government, joined the opposition so far renegade the highest-level government officials.
a few hours later, Jordan’s information minister Maya Ta announced that the Government decided to accept the Hamad request, to grant asylum.
Syria is one of Jordan’s largest Arab country trading partners. Consider the political and economic factors, the Jordanian government had previously been trying to avoid getting involved in the Syrian conflict.
An unnamed Jordanian officials have acknowledged that the Syrian deterioration of the situation, there have been government officials across the border into Jordan, resulting in the classification of about border tensions. The pilot renegade events so that Jordan “difficult” to worry about the Syrian military is likely to respond.
the same day, Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, with the site called for Syrian troops to reconsider support for the Government “.
He said members of the armed forces of Syria “should reconsider support for the Government, they are losing the battle”.
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