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Jordan army rescues Syrian family at border

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13:38, November 28, 2011

AMMAN, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's armed forces at the border with Syria intervened Sunday to rescue a fleeing Syrian family that came under fire of the Syrian army, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The Syrian family escaped to the Jordanian border Sunday evening, and as they were crossing into Jordan, the Syrian army opened fire on them and injured a woman, a spokesman of the Jordanian armed forces said.

"The Jordanian armed forces in the area took the necessary measures to protect the family members and secure their entry into the Kingdom," said the spokesman.

The injured woman was taken to one of the hospitals in the area, the spokesman added.

The Amman-based Khaberni news website reported that a Jordanian armed vehicle rushed to rescue the family at the border.

The website said the Jordanian and Syrian armies exchanged fire at the border after the Syrian army members' weapons targeted the family.

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