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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Jordan's air force brought down a drone that approached the country's air space near its northern border with Syria on Wednesday night, the Jordanian military said in a statement.

F-16 fighter jets brought down the drone after it repeatedly came close to the border, and the air force "gathered the drone's ruins" for inspection, the statement said.

The statement did not identify the drone.

On Tuesday, Syrian government warplanes struck rebel outposts near the Jordanian border, rebels in southern Syria said, bringing the war closer to Syria's U.S.-allied neighbour.

The air strikes were the first near that part of the border, a Jordanian official said. They came hours after Syria's foreign minister warned Jordan against sending troops into his country.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelatti in Cairo; Writing by Ellen Francis; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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