Syrian refugees targeted as Amman moves closer to Damascus

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In July, King Abdullah II sat down for an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, and told him that the 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Jordan “are not going to go back anytime soon,” as “there’s nothing to go back to.” While the king spoke to CNN, his security services were pulling Syrian refugees into their offices and asking questions of their own – threatening deportation back to Syria if they did not answer correctly. Their apparent crime: writing about Syria while living in Jordan. The New Arab has learned of a months-long intimidation campaign by the Jordanian General Intelligence Directora…

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