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A military tribunal sentenced nine Salafi jihadists who had been arrested while trying to travel to Syria for jihad; six were given sentences of two and a half years of hard labor, and the remaining three were sentenced in absentia to five years' hard labor. According to Jordanian Salafist leader Mohammad Shalabi, a.k.a. Abu Sayyaf, there are now more than 500 Jordanian jihadists in Syria and about 50 have died fighting there.
Jordan is said to have opened two corridors of airspace to unmanned Israeli drones, allowing them to monitor the situation in Syria. The government plans to ask the UN for help in dealing with the mounting Syrian refugee crisis. Foreign Minister Judeh reiterated Jordan's call for an immediate ceasefire and peaceful transition of power in Syria.