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‘716 Syrians cross into Jordan in 48 hours’

By Petra - Apr 17,2014 - Last updated at Apr 17,2014

AMMAN — Border guards have received 716 Syrian refugees over the past 48 hours, a Jordan Armed Forces official said on Thursday.

Children, women and the elderly represented the majority of arrivals, who crossed through illegal points along the 376-kilometre border with Syria.

First aid was administered to those who needed immediate assistance, while patients with critical medical conditions were taken to the nearest hospitals.

Arrangements were made to transfer the refugees to the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Mafraq.

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