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'140 Syrian refugees cross into Jordan in 72 hours'

By JT - Jan 10,2016 - Last updated at Jan 10,2016

A soldier offers food to a Syrian child on the northern border recently (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The army announced Sunday that Border Guards had received 140 Syrian refugees during the previous 72 hours. 

The Border Guards transferred the refugees to shelters and camps, while Royal Medical Services cadres attended to the ill and the injured, a military source said in a statement.

The Border Guards in 2015 received 16,997 Syrian refugees, offering them the necessary assistance and transporting them to camps, an official source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) said in a statement released last week.

Also last year, JAF personnel stationed on the borders confiscated huge amounts of weapons, ammunition and narcotics of different kinds and foiled many infiltration attempts, the source said.

According to the statement, the troops seized 1,473 pieces of various weapons, and 6,659 bullets.

The army recorded 85 cases of infiltration attempts involving 132 people.


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