Satellite images show Jordan denying access to Syrians fleeing war

There have been rumours circulating for several months, but now evidence appears to confirm that Jordan is preventing Syrians fleeing war from entering the country – leaving them in a dangerous no man’s land.

A new report from Human Rights Watch, using satellite technology to gain rare images of the Syria-Jordan border, seems to show around 2,500 people stranded next to informal border crossings, many of them camping in tents.

The first map, using images taken in mid-April, points out around 175 tents, while the second shows that they're clustered around army checkpoints – implying that they are people from Syria awaiting entry.

Jordan has allegedly refused journalists and aid workers permission to access such areas.

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