U.S. sends Army planners to Amman but wary of Syria intervention
WASHINGTON - The United States is dispatching Army planners to Jordan as neighboring Syria's conflict worsens, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday, but he signaled deep misgivings about direct American military intervention in the Syrian civil war.
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Syria refugees resume flow into Jordan after lull
The once-massive influx of refugees ceased over the last week. Some officials say the Jordanian government had closed the border, perhaps to pressure other nations to heed the refugee crisis. AMMAN, Jordan — Refugees from war-ravaged Syria began trickling back into Jordan on Saturday, a week after a more than two-year exodus had all but ceased, raising fear of thousands of Syrians stranded in the battle zone.
West may boost Syria rebels if Assad won't talk peace
AMMAN - Washington threatened on Wednesday to increase support for Syria's rebels if President Bashar al-Assad refuses to discuss a political end to a civil war that is spreading across borders.
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Kerry downplays Syria government's gains
In Jordan for talks with the pro-opposition Friends of Syria bloc, he calls Bashar Assad's military advances 'very temporary.' AMMAN, Jordan — Recent battlefield advances by the Syrian military against U.S.-backed rebels are "very temporary" and do not signal that the government of President Bashar Assad is gaining the upper hand, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Wednesday.
Hezbollah suffers big losses in Syria battle: activists
AMMAN - About 30 Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and 20 Syrian soldiers and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the fiercest fighting this year in the rebel stronghold of Qusair, Syrian activists said on Monday.
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