Tough times in Amman

Over one million Syrian refugees are imposing severe stress on the always vulnerable Jordanian economy.

March 15, 2016 16:21
3 minute read.
Zaatari refugee camp

Zaatari refugee camp with Syria in the distance.. (photo credit: MICHAEL WILNER)


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ON MARCH 2, the Jordanian authorities announced that one of its biggest security operations in years had foiled a plot by Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells to blow up civilian and military targets.

Seven militants, who were in possession of suicide belts, explosives, automatic weapons and munitions, were killed in clashes with Jordanian security forces who had tracked them to a house in the northern city of Irbid; one Jordanian policeman was also killed, and 13 militants were arrested.


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