Assad Defeats Jordan Strategy
LONDON [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad has defeated a U.S. effort to use
Jordan as a launching pad for the overthrow of his regime.
Western diplomatic sources said Assad's military and security forces
crushed a U.S. campaign to send hundreds of trained and equipped Sunni
rebels from Jordan to regain a key city in southern city. They said a force
sponsored by the Western-backed Free Syrian Army failed to reach even 10
kilometers within Syria before the rebels were detected and attacked by the