Jordan protests Syrian shelling that wounded girl
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Jordan protests Syrian shelling that wounded girl

Four artillery shells landed in Jordan during clashes between the Syrian military and rebel forces

A Syrian refugee plays with a toy gun at Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan, Sunday, Aug. 19 (photo credit: AP/Mohammad Hannon)
A Syrian refugee plays with a toy gun at Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq, Jordan, Sunday, Aug. 19 (photo credit: AP/Mohammad Hannon)

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s government spokesman has sternly criticized Syria for artillery shelling on its northern border that wounded a Jordanian girl and panicked other civilians.

Sameeh Maaytah says the government summoned the Syrian ambassador in Amman to hand him a letter of protest late Sunday. Amman is awaiting a formal response from Syria, which has yet to comment.

Four shells landed in Jordan on Sunday during clashes between the Syrian military and rebel forces on the Syrian side of the border.

Maaytah said Jordan protests what took place and “will ensure this does not happen again.” The shelling sent four other Jordanians to hospital suffering from panic attacks. They were later discharged. The wounded girl was in fair condition on Monday.

Last month, Syrian troops killed a 6-year-old boy fleeing to Jordan.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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