Syrian Fighter Jet Pilot Defects

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Jordanian security official says a Syrian fighter pilot who defected to Jordan will be allowed to stay on "humanitarian grounds."

The official said the Syrian defector would be tortured or killed if he were sent home. He declined to say what Jordan will do with the Syrian jet.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the matter is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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