On November 11, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that the Jordanian border guards had targeted and killed a Syrian woman around the al-Rukban refugee camp. According to the pro-opposition monitoring group, Jordanian forces opened fire at the camp several times during the last two days.
Syrian opposition sources released several videos showing the body of the victim, who apparently died from a bullet wound. However, none of the videos show the moment of the supposed incident.
From it side, the Jordanian military denied the SOHR’s claims in an official statement and accused the US-backed groups, which controls the al-Rukban camp, of committing several crimes against the refugees there.
“These groups and websites, which belongs to elements from the [al-Rukban] camp, publishes such videos from time to time in order to spread confusion and false rumors … They use this to cover the crimes they are committing against the residents of the camp, which is located inside Syria territory,” the arm’s statement reads.
The Jordanian military went on warning against believing in the information provided by these groups and accused them of “spreading corruption and perversion.”
Earlier this week, Jordan announced that it has accepted a Russian plan that includes dismantling the al-Rukban camp and allowing refugees there to return to their homes in the government-held port of Syria. This could explain why US-backed groups, which are benefiting from the situation of the camp, are accusing Jordan of committing crimes.