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Syrians find sanctuary in Jordan
Jordan is sheltering many refugees who have fled the Syrian government's crackdown.
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2011 18:33

Thousands of Syrians have fled to Turkey and Lebanon to escape the government's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protests since March.

Some Syrians have also found sanctuary in Jordan, a neighbouring country that has helped provide the immigrants with shelter and protection from Syrian authorities.

One of those refugees in Jordan, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal, told Al Jazeera that he will not return home until the ruling Baath party is toppled.

He also said that the three-day national dialogue talks in Syria, which were concluded on Tuesday, were "bogus" as long as the country's security forces continues what he described as their shoot-to-kill policy and mass arrest campaign against dissenters across the country.

Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the Jordanian town of Ramtha, along the border with Syria.

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Al Jazeera
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