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Jordan weighs Syria buffer zone

Public concern over security and economic resources puts pressure on country overwhelmed with refugee influx.

Last Modified: 01 May 2013 16:03
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Many Jordanians feel overwhelmed by the growing number of refugees in their country, whether in camps or in communities.

Some are calling on the government to set up a buffer zone between Syria and Jordan, and keep the refugees there.

However, opponents of such a move suspect a buffer zone is an American idea and could be used to launch an international military intervention.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the Jaber Crossing in Mafraq.

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