Syrian Refugees in Jordan Riot to Return, Injuring 5 Soldiers

AMMONNEWS – Riots erupted Monday night in the Za’atari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq when over 250 refugees demanded Jordanian authorities to allow them to cross the border back to violence-stricken Syria.

The refugees protested in front of the camp’s security quarters, dragged the caravan of the Hashemite Charity Organization, blocking with it the main road inside the camp, burnt one tent and threw rocks at the security center.

Five Jordanian military personnel were injured in the riots and were transferred to the military-run Mafraq hospital, they are in good condition, a security source told Ammon News.

Meanwhile, police apprehended seven Syrian refugees suspected of instigating the riot.

Gendarmerie forces were deployed to the camp to contain the riots.

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