Jordanian Military Downs Drone Carrying Drugs From Syria

June 20, 2023

On June 13, 2023, local and international media reported that the Jordanian military successfully downed an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) carrying drugs from Syria into Jordanian airspace.

This image was released by the Jordanian military following the interception.

Following news of the downed drone, a pro-Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) outlet released a video blaming the Syrian government for the flow of narcotics in the region and questioning the wisdom of welcoming Damascus back into the pan-Arab body in light of its alleged role in drug trade.

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