Jordan is Another Base of Preparations for Al-Qaeda

(Ha'aretz) Zvi Bar'el - Jordan's main concern is over the increase in the influence of terrorists operating in Iraq, because of the relative porousness of Jordan's borders. The official crossings between Jordan and Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are closely monitored by the Jordanians, but the kingdom's long borders do not allow it to really stop illegal infiltration. Large quantities of weapons and ammunition are smuggled from Iraq to Saudi Arabia, and these weapons then make their way to other countries in the region, including Jordan.

2005-08-22 00:00:00

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