Syrians fleeing war take chances at remote Jordan crossing

Jordanian security forces help Syrian girls after they crossed from Syria into Jordan at the Hadalat border crossing, east of the Jordanian capital AmmanAbdelhadi Zarara, six children in tow, juggles with his emotions as he crosses into Jordan, as thousands of other Syrian refugees wait in no-man’s land hoping their turn will come. Zarara, 39, says “there was nothing left for me in Syria,” where his wife was killed a few months ago in a regime bombardment that also destroyed the family home in southern Daraa province. According to Jordanian authorities the number of Syrians stuck along its desert border with Syria jumped from a few hundred three months ago to 16,000 by the start of January.

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