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Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

Reuters , Saturday 30 Jun 2018
A picture taken on June 30, 2018 shows the Ramtha checkpoint along the border between Jordan and Syria, about 80 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP photo)
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The Jordanian army began delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of displaced Syrians who took shelter near its border when major fighting broke out in southern Syria this month, a government spokeswoman said on Saturday.

"This is in line with Jordan's stance to help our Syrian brothers," Jumana Ghunaimat told the state news agency.

Several thousand Syrians had gathered near a closed border crossing earlier on Saturday pleading to enter Jordan, which closed its borders after the Syrian army launched a major offensive this month, uprooting tens of thousands of people.

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