Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jordanian officer killed

The Jordanian Army announced 30th December 2009 that one of its ranking officers was killed earlier in the day in Afghanistan. 

'Captain Ali bin Zeid was martyred this evening as he performed his humanitarian duty along with other Jordanian troops operating in Afghanistan,' the official Petra news agency quoted an army spokesman as saying. 

The statement gave no details as to the circumstances of bin Zeid's death, but said that he held the title of 'Sherif,' an indication that he was close to the ruling family. He is the first Jordanian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan. 

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