Syrian Refugee Crisis Destabilizes Jordan

Critical ally, home to 900 U.S. troops, struggling under burden of refugees.


Record numbers of refugees are fleeing the violence in Syria and overwhelming the Za'atari camp in Jordan.

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"The main issue is if, at one point, the regime decides to retake cities in the southern areas, inevitably you'll have an extra influx of refugees into Jordan," says Pierini. "You could possibly have some security disturbances."

"That is the main worry," he says.

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