Jordan Closes Syria & Iraq Borders After Attack

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    Oct 25, 2015
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    Jordan declares Syria and Iraq borders closed military zones

    Jordan declared its border regions with Iraq and Syria "closed military zones" after a suicide bombing on Tuesday killed six soldiers and injured 14 others.

    General Mashal al Zaben, the chairperson of the joint chiefs of staff of the Jordanian Army, announced the closed military zones with immediate effect and warned that any movement in the area would be treated “without leniency".

    "Any vehicle and personnel movement within these areas without prior coordination will be treated as enemy targets and dealt with firmly," the army’s statement said.

    Tuesday's attack was carried out near the Syrian border; no group has claimed responsibility for it yet.

    Jordanian King Abdullah II vowed to hit back with an "iron fist" after meeting top civilian and military officials to discuss the attack in an area where thousands of Syrian refugees are stranded.

    The Jordanian government also announced there would be no construction of new refugee camps.

    Tough policies in place after this attack, blaming all Syrians for the attack by blocking out refugees. Still Jordan did a lot for the refugees, they are not a rich country and already have Palestinian refugees. I don't agree, you have to think if one day you were in this bad situation what you would do?
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