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Needless to say, if these early reports have any substance, this is an extremely important development. These are the tweets I am seeing now:

I followed @IbnOmar2005 all through the Libyan Revolution and I consider him to be a very reliable source, also if Al Arabiya Arabic has the story there is something going on.

This is fast breaking!!

More later...

More tweets:

This is the Google Translate version of the first news article I've found on this situation. If you don't know Google translates you really should get to know it. Try this link for the original Arabic and this link for the Google Translate version. What it comes up with is often quite readable and it makes a world of foreign language sources available in an instant. This is from Al Wakaai:

Jordanian soldier injured after a clash between military forces on the border of Jordan and the Syrian

Facts News: Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and government spokesman, Samih Maaytah he and during the entry of Syrian family by the Syrian army to shoot Batjahmm earlier in which a child before he leaves to the ground wounded. He said, adding that a group of Jordanian army evacuated the injured child to a hospital Alrmthaaovernma where he died there.

This has seen a Jordanian-Syrian borders are very tense at dawn on Friday and reached the limit of the clashes between the troops on the border forbidden between offenders and the near Tel Shehab. This comes after a group belonging to the Syrian army to pursue a Syrian families that took refuge in the direction of Jordanian territory and shoot them, which led to Syrian, killed a child in the group that resorted to the Jordanian border.

According to Jordanian sources Oaskaraa injured his hand while trying to rescue the Syrian Family, The journal of the Jordanian army to evacuate the children and try to resuscitate him to a hospital while the government Ramtha returned Adarjha into Syrian territory after its inability to cross the Jordan into the exclusion zone.

For what its worth, this just came in, below is the Google Translate version, I hope you can make sense of it. This link leads to the Arabic and if you can contribute a better translation please put it in comments and I will post it here:
A military statement issued by the Syrian army free for what was published recently on the relationship with Jordan
26 July 2012 09:34pm

News facts: a statement from the Syrian army free to read:.

In the name of God the Merciful

((O ye who believe, lest the news, verify that harm people in ignorance and repent for what ye have done))

A military statement ...

In response to Mabuth enemies of the revolution and in condemnation of what came to register does not mean only to hatred and hatred of the same neighbor we, the military junta - the southern sector and all the army battalions of free labor in which we condemn strongly the policies included in the words of nothing to do with the revolution and Bahrarha We affirm the unity of the two peoples, Jordanian and Syrian and the best relationship of neighborhood , and has done for this people, half of our people in grief is the subject of love and appreciation, love and gratitude.

We condemn the policies included, we pledge to hold accountable anyone who tries to broadcast discord between the brothers and building a row of Arabs and Muslims.

All the love and appreciation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the property of the people ...

Submitted corner Yasser Abboud - commander of the army in the southern sector of free ..

Again, for what its worth, this is said to be video of the clash between Syrian and Jordanian troops posted to YouTube at 5:14pm pst by Star New Agency, a Jordanian news agency.

This is a report from the Arab News out of Jordan. Again it is via Google Translate:

Jordanian army forces clashed with al-Assad on the border at dawn after the death of a child with his family took refuge in the Kingdom
Friday, July 27, 2012 00:01

Arab News - rolled reported clashes early Friday Djibash between the Jordanian and Syrian army in the city of Tel Shehab shield border.

Where Al Arabiya information on the clashes taking place in the same area, as quoted by the army of free sites on the Internet this news, which reported the news about the occurrence of a number of injuries.

The sources quoted that the reason for Alachttbak belonging to a group belonging to the Syrian army to prosecute Syrian family resorted to Jordanian territory, where he was killed on the track a child Syrian and wounded some members of his family, and the units of the Jordanian army to evacuate the child and family into the Jordanian territory.

The Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications and government spokesman, Samih Maaytah dawn on Friday that he and Syrian family during the entry of the Syrian army has opened fire at them, injuring a child.

Maaytah said, "The total of the Jordanian army evacuated the injured child to a hospital where he died Ramtha public life there."

Maybe the new headline should be "Daily Kos beats Huffington Post reprint of AP release with original reporting!" Here is the first AP report, two hours after this diary. Now that's what I call Breaking News:
Jordan: Syrian army shoots dead Syrian refugee boy
JAMAL HALABY | July 26, 2012 08:19 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan says the Syrian army shot dead a three-year-old Syrian boy while firing at his parents and a dozen other refugees as they tried to cross a Jordanian border fence.

Information Minister Sameeh Maaytah says Bilal El-Labloubi died instantly of a bullet wound in his neck.

A border official says two people managed to sneak in, while about 10 others ran back into Syria under heavy Syrian gunfire. It was not immediately clear if the two were the boy's parents.

Maaytah says there was no cross border fire.

He says the early Friday incident took place in Turra, a northern town near Ramtha on the Syrian border.

Jordan hosts more than 140,000 Syrian refugees.

The border official insisted on anonymity because he was not allowed to make press statements.

I now have a Google New alert setup, so now lets see how long it takes for the MSM to pick up on it.

First it turned up the AP report in the HuffPost, and now it found this from Big Pond News:

Syria and Jordan troops clash on border
27 Jul 2012 - 10:26am

Jordanian and Syrian forces have traded gunfire on their border.

According to a Jordanian security source, 'brief' clashes broke out between the two armies in the Tal Al Sihab region after Syrian forces opened fire on some 300 refugees attempting to flee into Jordan but targeted Jordanian forces by mistake.

Jordanian soldiers returned fire, sources say, igniting a fierce 10-minute-long battle between the two sides.

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  •  The big Syria news for today is Turkey not Jordan (4+ / 0-)

    Turkey rattling about scenario of a Kurdish-run northern Syria.

    Though one supposes tomorrow is already started in the Middle East..

    •  does that mean they may invade or air strike? (1+ / 0-)
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      mookins

      or are they suggesting Assad do something about the Kurdish problem?....problem being they don't have their own country.

      From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!...Langston Hughes

      by KenBee on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 03:51:29 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Heh... the Syria rebels get democracy but not (4+ / 0-)
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      BigAlinWashSt, mickT, protectspice, pot

      the Kurds - THEY are terrorists. The hypocrisy from the US and every NATO and GCC country boggles the mind. We now have the US supporting the very same people who killed many US soldiers in Iraq only a few short years ago.

      •  Yes, Obama brought a big change. (0+ / 0-)

        Why, exactly, is that supposed to demonstrate hypocrisy?

        Art is the handmaid of human good.

        by joe from Lowell on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 04:56:07 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Just how is that a comment on this diary? (1+ / 0-)
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        sturunner

        Please write a dairy about the Turks and the Kurds and have your say, but this ain't it.

        Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

        by Clay Claiborne on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 05:30:10 PM PDT

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        •  I'll use small words.... (3+ / 0-)
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          Claudius Bombarnac, pot, protectspice

          Circa 1998: Turkey accused Syria of using the PKK as a proxy terrorists and threatened war.

          Pre-March 2011: The Turkish Government enjoyed the ability to send fighters over Iraq and bomb PKK whenever they wanted. Sometimes they sent troops.  The UN has turned a blind eye on this for decades.

          March 2011: In the initial stages, Turkey maintained relations with Syria.

          June 2011: Islamic fanatics in Jisr Ash Shagur slaughter 120 police and security in the town. Realizing they will face the wrath of the government for committing the slaughter, they flee to Turkey. The West embraces them and Turkey was pressured to nurture them.

          July 2011-June 2012: Turkey is used a training/staging area where Islamic fighters are trained by British/French/CIA with funding from Qatar/Saudi Arabia. The constant attacks occupy much of the Syrian military.

          July 21: PKK-trained Kurds rush into northeastern Syria to take advantage of the power vacuum. Syrians do not have the force to confront them, so they work on a political situation.

          July 25: Turkey sees the PKK expanding along more of its border and blames Iran...Syria...everyone but themselves.

          See only 'some' groups are allowed to have arms to assert their political goals. Islamic fighters against the secular Syrian government is not only good, but MUST be supported. The worker's party in Kurdistan is a terrorist group and Turkey says they can bomb them whenever, and wherever, they feel. And they blame Syria for the fact they have to bomb them.

          And you say this is not relevant to your two sentence diary that was already (like many of your other news) been proved to be based on ill-sourced tweets.

          •  In other words, you're here to trash my diaries (1+ / 0-)
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            and spam your views on off topic, if somewhat related, topics.

            This diary is about the clash today on the Syrian Jordanian border, news which AFAIK, was first broken on an English language website here.

            None of your diatribe above is a comment on my diary, except the last sentence. And it is wrong.

            Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

            by Clay Claiborne on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 06:30:48 PM PDT

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            •  No (4+ / 0-)

              I'm here because you go out of your way to publish a 'BREAKING' diary based on poorly sourced information. Your goal is to inform people based on emotion. Not on any kind of reflection of facts.

              And I will go one step further and say you go out of your way to minimize the impact of damning media broadcasts that show the insurgents in a bad light.

              Like when you showed a still of a video of Islamists taking control of a border post and made it appear like it could easily have been manufactured. A nice tool to brunt the fact that ISLAMISTS TOOK CONTROL OF THE BORDER POST.  At the time, the video was easily found:

              I see you have since removed this idiotic claim. How nice.

              Nor do you ever site facts that like:

              Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Assadi told Agence France Presse Iraqi border guards had witnessed the Free Syrian Army take control of a border outpost, detain a Syrian army lieutenant colonel, and then cut off his arms and legs.

              "Then they executed 22 Syrian soldiers in front of the eyes of Iraqi soldiers," Assadi said.

              Bath party CBS News

              So they do that to border guards. Soldiers that have nothing to do with controlling the unrest.

              And you sit all smug. And pretend it isn't going on. That the people the U.S. government is supporting is a bunch of hardcore Islamic killers but we should rejoice.

    •  Does that mean I shouldn't be reporting this? (0+ / 0-)

      I mean, what's your point? That this is not significant or that this didn't happen?

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 05:28:04 PM PDT

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      •  (Shrugs) (3+ / 0-)
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        mickT, Claudius Bombarnac, pot

        I'm just telling you what's showing up first on radar.

        •  What's showing up first on the radar (0+ / 0-)

          is the looming massacre in Aleppo. What this diary illustrates is that Aleppo is about to be besieged by a regime that shoots fleeing refugees in the back. A child died today to give us that lesson.  

          Form the Wash Post:

          U.S. fears massacre in Syrian offensive in Aleppo

          By Khaled Yacoub Oweisand Mariam Karouny, Thursday, July 26, 5:38 PM

          AMMAN, Jordan — President Bashar al-Assad’s forces renewed a ground and aerial bombardment of Aleppo on Friday, trying to crush rebels in Syria’s commercial capital in what the United States said it feared could become a massacre.

          Insurgents targeted army roadblocks and security installations, with both sides avoiding close-quarters warfare in the city of 2.5 million people, Syria’s biggest urban center.

          The State Department said credible reports of tank columns moving on Aleppo, along with airstrikes by airplanes and helicopters, represented a serious escalation of Assad’s efforts to crush a rebellion that began 16 months ago.

          “This is the concern: that we will see a massacre in Aleppo, and that’s what the regime appears to be lining up for,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

          Troops stationed on the outskirts of Aleppo unleashed barrages of heavy mortar rounds on the western neighborhoods of Saladin, al-Sukkari and al-Fardos, while Russian-made MI-25 helicopter gunships struck al-Sakhour in the east with rockets, several opposition activists in the city said.

          In the first reported casualty Friday, a man of about 60 was killed near a park in Saladin. Thirty-four people were killed in Aleppo and its environs Thursday, according to opposition activists keeping a tally of casualties in the northern city.

          “The rebels have so far been nimble, and civilians have mostly been the victims of the bombardment,” said activist Abu Mohammad al-Halabi, speaking by phone from the city.

          “There is lots of internal displacement, and schools have been turned to makeshift shelters that are packed. One shell hitting a school will result in a catastrophe,” he said.

          “The regime is massing troops and tanks at the entrances of Aleppo, but it seems it is for now content with bombarding the city, with the rebels constantly on the move.”

          Majed al-Nour, another activist, said rebels Thursday attacked a security outpost in the neighborhood of Bustan al-Joz, which is close to the Aleppo city center.

          “The rebels are present in the east and west of the city and have a foothold in areas of the center. The regime forces control the entrances of Aleppo and the main thoroughfares and commercial streets and are bombarding the residential districts that fell into rebel hands,” he said.

          Nour said tens of thousands of people had fled Aleppo to nearby rural regions close to Turkey, from which the Syrian army has withdrawn in recent weeks to focus on urban areas.

          That my number one concern right now, as it is for most who care about human life in Syria. The Assad regime maybe fixing to commit mass murder on a scale not yet seen in this conflict.

          Have a nice weekend.

          Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

          by Clay Claiborne on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 06:43:03 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  I am seeing otherwise (5+ / 0-)

    Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

    by kimoconnor on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 04:13:23 PM PDT

  •  Jordan Worries Turmoil Will Follow (1+ / 0-)
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    Jordan Worries Turmoil Will Follow as Syria’s Refugees Flood In

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    AMMAN, Jordan — Fearing the fallout and the spread of the uprising in Syria, Jordanian officials have recently moved more forcefully to restrain opponents of the Syrian government who have fled to Jordan, activists here say.
    ...
    But officials are especially concerned that the uprising could unsettle the country’s already turbulent politics. Small but persistent demonstrations over the past year have focused on government corruption, and have resulted in increasingly bold expressions of anger directed at the country’s monarch, King Abdullah II.
    ...
    The government seemed most concerned with anyone trying to provide weapons to the Syrian rebels, he said. “Anything with guns, anything that creates chaos, they will have no hesitation in delivering us to Bashar,” he said.
    ...
    “They are focusing on their security,” he said, adding: “They don’t want the contagion of the revolution.”

  •  Jordan not party in Syrian conflict - PM (2+ / 0-)
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    mickT, pot
    http://www.kuna.net.kw/...

    AMMAN, July 24 (KUNA) -- Jordan is not a party in the domestic conflict in Syria and is currently preparing 22 camps, each to receive 5,000 Syrian refugees, prime minister Fayez Tarawneh said Tuesday.
    "Jordan's political position is clear and it is not a party in the Syrian domestic conflict," Tarawneh said in an interview with state-run news agency (Petra).
    He hoped the conflict in Syria would be solved peacefully in order to stop the bloodletting.
    "We in Jordan are calculating our positions and interest very carefully and calmly and away from tension," said the prime minister.
    The Syrian conflict "is like the chaos caused by the Arab Spring which has negative impacts on the countries and on tourism and investments," he added.

  •  Syria: Stop arming rebels and militias (0+ / 0-)
    Syria: Stop arming rebels and militias, Homs Catholic leader
    Syrians hostages to militias, peace through reconciliation

    25 July, 20:14

    ANSAMed) - ROME - The opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began as a peaceful movement, but the people are now being held hostage by violent militias with affiliations ranging from the Muslim Brotherhood to the Salaphites to al-Qaeda, Mother Superior Agnes-Mariam de la Croix of the Deir Mar Youcoub monastery in Qara near Homs said on Wednesday. She was in Rome to meet politicians and reporters.

    ''Foreign players must stop arming the militias and favoring this invasion by mercenaries, who are sowing chaos and destroying the internal balance of Syrian society,'' said de la Croix, who is the spokesperson for the Qara diocese Catholic Information Center. ''The only solution for Syria must come from within, after a cease-fire and with full enactment of the Annan plan'', she added speaking to ANSAmed.

    The entire nation, including the Sunnite majority, is being silenced by the mercenary militias, according to de la Croix. ''They are holding the country hostage through terror, threats, and bloodshed. They carry out crimes against humanity and against human rights''. ''Who are they, who do they obey?''. She also warned on the presence of extremists from Libya, Mali, Sudan, Afghanistan among the rebels, and on weapons sent from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

    The West should also check its sources, because the Syrian National Council represents no one and the opposition abroad is divided, de la Croix underscored, adding that local committees could also be used and technologically helped by foreign powers.

  •  Message for Clay from Obama.... (0+ / 0-)
    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/...

    U.S. foresees no military intervention in Syria

    "If you are back on the issue of external military intervention, you know our view that we do not believe that pouring more fuel on this fire is going to save lives," she told reporters at a regular news briefing, saying "We're working in non-lethal ways to support the Syrian opposition."

    She stressed that the way out of the ongoing violence in Syria is not "more violence" and "more destruction."

    "The route out of this is an end to the violence and the beginning of a true political transition process," she said, adding "The vast majority of Syrians continue not to want foreign military intervention, more weapons flowing into their country."

  •  For a real 'twist' on the situation in the ME (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe Bachmann WAS right ;)

    ‘Brotherhood’ threatens Gulf

    DUBAI, July 26, (RTRS): Dubai’s chief of police has warned of an “international plot” to overthrow the governments of Gulf Arab countries, saying the region needs to be prepared to counter any threat from Islamist dissidents as well as Syria and Iran.
    ...
    “There’s an international plot against Gulf states in particular and Arab countries in general...This is preplanned to take over our fortunes,” Khalfan told reporters at a gathering late on Wednesday marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    “The bigger our sovereign wealth funds and the more money we put in the banks of Western countries, the bigger the plot to take over our countries...The brothers and their governments in Damascus and North Africa have to know that the Gulf is a red line, not only for Iran but also for the Brothers as well.”
    Most of the detainees since April are Islamists, targeted by an official clampdown amid concern they may be emboldened by the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in other Arab countries such as Egypt.
    ...
    He did not mention other countries, but some Gulf Arab leaders have implicitly accused the United States, a key ally, of supporting Islamists including the Brotherhood as they came to power over the past year in Egypt and Tunisia.

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