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Syrian Conflict Transforms Regulation in Jordan

For Jordanian forces, the careful monitoring of shared borders remains a necessary externality resulting from the Syrian civil war, writes Nikita Malik for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  The main threat of manning the 370-kilometer Jordanian-Syrian border lies in identifying suspected jihadist sympathizers and terrorists.

Jordan’s lower house of parliament recently passed amendments to its 2006 anti-terror bill, providing the state the power to detain and try citizens suspected of affiliation with terrorist groups. The amendments of the bill have been controversial, however.

Read the original article here.

 

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