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CIA Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say - New York Times

AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according ...and more »

ISIS Is Said to Claim Responsibility for Attack at Jordan-Syria Border - New York Times

AMMAN, Jordan — The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed seven members of the Jordanian security forces and wounded 13 others on Tuesday at a border crossing with Syria, according to a news agency that frequently ...and more »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bomb on Jordan's Border - Newsweek

Jordan ISIS Suicide Bombs Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral on June 21, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. ISIS claimed ...and more »

ANALYSIS: Jordan, the island of stability crumbling at its edges - Middle East Eye

Jordan has long been an island of stability in a region on fire, proudly reminding the world of its ongoing welcome for refugees when other countries had hit their limit. But in the wake of two recent attacks, the latest of which saw seven soldiers ...and more »

Emotional trauma leaves deep wounds for Syria's child refugees - Al-Monitor

The refugee crisis has created a desperate need for mental health services, particularly among Syria's children, whose chances of healing from their mental and emotional wounds are better the sooner they receive care. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi. Syrian ...and more »

CIA weapons for Syrian rebels sold to arms black market: NYT - Reuters

(Reuters) - Weapons shipped into Jordan for Syrian rebels by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, the New York Times reported, citing American ...and more »

Islamic State claims deadly suicide attack on Jordanian soldiers - Middle East Eye

The Islamic State (IS) group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing last week that killed seven Jordanian soldiers on the Syrian border, the militant-linked news agency Amaq said in a statement on its website. Tuesday's blast, which ...and more »

CIA and Saudi weapons for Syrian rebels fueled black market arms trafficking, report says - Salon

Millions of dollars worth of weapons the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia sent to Syrian rebels have been "systematically" stolen and sold to arms traffickers on the black market, according to an explosive joint investigation by The ...and more »

Plight of stranded Syrian refugees worsens as Jordan blocks aid: aid workers - Reuters

AMMAN (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on Jordan's northeastern border with Syria are running out of food after a militant suicide attack prompted the army to shut the area, international relief workers and refugees said on Monday. A ...and more »

Lebanon and Jordan may collapse under a new wave of refugees - Al-Arabiya

While Europe is tearing itself apart politically over a refugee crisis that they could easily handle if they agreed to work together, the countries which have done the actual heavy lifting in helping with the situation are genuinely suffering. Turkey ...and more »