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        1/24/2013, Shevat 13, 5773

      20,000 Syrians Flee to Jordan in One Week

      Jordan's Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that 20,000 Syrian refugees had crossed the border between the two countries in the past week alone.

      "They all crossed into the Jordan area since last Thursday, because of the growing violence in southern Syria," said the minister, adding that this is the highest number of refugees who entered his country in such a short time.