Syria

U.S. Sends Task Force to Jordan In Case of Syria Losing Chemical Weapons

Stationed 35 miles from the Syrian border

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A covert task force was sent to Jordan in case Syria loses control of its chemical weapons, US officials said. The team will be stationed at a base 35 miles from the Syrian border, making it the US military's closest presence to the embattled nation.

A 150-member team of planners and other military specialists was covertly deployed in Jordan to aid the country's army with the influx of refugees across its tumultuous border with Syria, US officials told the New York Times.