Jordan: More than 45,000 refugees return to Syria


AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan says that more 45,000 refugees in its territory who fled Syria’s civil war have chosen to return since last August. Enlarge Syrian elderly refugees walk at the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Monday, April 29, 2013. Jordan’s economy is ailing and some lawmakers have expressed concerns over the rising numbers of Syrian refugees in the resource-poor kingdom. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) Col. Zaher Abu Shihab, who directs Jordan’s largest refugee camp at Zaatari near the two countries’ border, says 45,865 Syrian refugees have so far been voluntarily repatriated. Some…

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