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Syrian plane makes emergency landing in Jordan
Ammonnews, a Jordanian online news agency, is reporting that a Russian-made Syrian warplane was forced to make an emergency landing in the King Hussein Military Airbase in Al Mafraq in Jordan, near the border with Syria.
Syrian state television reported that authorities had lost contact with a a military plane that was on a training mission. The TV said the plane was a Russian-made Mig 21 but gave no further details in the report.
The Reuters news agency reports that activists said a Syrian Mig 21 fighter jet defected to Jordan on Thursday, but this remains unconfirmed.