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  Cheshvan 23, 5772 , 20/11/11

Jordan Sets Up Refugee Camp Near Syrian Border

Jordan said Sunday it was setting up a refugee camp on the border near Syria. Jordanian officials said that they feared that a flood of Syrian refugees would flood the country as the Syrian army continued to attack civilians protesting the continued rule of Bashar al-Assad.

A report in Arabic media said that the Syrian army had been seen planting mines on its side of the border with Jordan, in order to prevent refugees from leaving the country.

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