Jordan wants to deport Syrian refugees who rioted

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Posted: Aug 29, 2012 3:42 PM
Jordan wants to deport Syrian refugees who rioted

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's prime minister says Syrian refugees responsible for violence in camp near the border will be deported.

Fayez Tarawneh did not say on Wednesday how many refugees will be expelled. But a security official says there are 150 Syrian refugees in police custody, including an unspecified number of rioters and others who want to return home.

About 200 refugees went on a rampage at Zaatari Camp late Tuesday in protest against conditions there. Police said 28 officers were wounded, one of them with a fractured skull. The desert tent camp houses 21,000 refugees who complain of constant dust storms, snakes and scorpions.

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