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  Adar 22, 5772 , 16/03/12

Report: Weapons for Syrian Rebels Going Through Jordan

Attempts are on the rise to smuggle weapons into Syria via Jordan, according to a security source cited Thursday by Deutsche Presse Agentur. The source spoke a day after Jordan's Public Safety Department said it had thwarted several attempts to smuggle arms into Syria.

The arms come in from Saudi Arabia and are destined for the city of Dara'a on Syria's southwestern border with the Hashemite kingdom. Hussein Majali, who heads the security department, said that Jordanian authorities are taking all measures to protect the Syrian border and stressed that his country does not interfere in Syrian internal affairs.

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