Jordan Assists Rebels in Syrian War

(New York Times) Ben Hubbard - During three years of civil war in Syria, Jordan has quietly provided a staging ground for rebels and their foreign backers on Syria's southern front. When rebels want to return to Syria to fight, Jordan's intelligence services give them specific times to cross its border. When the rebels need weapons, they make their request at an "operations room" in Amman staffed by agents from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. But this covert aid has been limited, reflecting the Obama administration's reluctance to get drawn into another Middle Eastern conflict.

2014-04-11 00:00:00

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