The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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.
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