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Military official: Jordanian fighter jet crashes during training, killing pilot

A Jordanian military official says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot.

The official says the crash took place on Thursday morning near the town of Safawi, in the northeastern desert region of Jordan toward the Iraqi border.

He says the crash was due to a technical failure on the F-5 fighter jet. At the time, several fighter jets were taking part in the training flight.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.