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Tillerson : I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the USA to withdraw from UNESCO

AMMONNEWS - After receiving official notification by the United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, as UNESCO Director-General, I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from UNESCO.Universality is

EU Approves Financial Assistance for Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU) has approved the disbursement of a EUR100 million (USD117,4 million) loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance programme, expected to take place during the course of 2018.Thi
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EU Approves Financial Assistance for Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The European Commission, on behalf of the European Union (EU) has approved the disbursement of a EUR100 million (USD117,4 million) loan to Jordan under its Macro-Financial Assistance programme, expected to take place during the course of 2018.This disbursement marks the launch of the

ISIS ‘executed’ 128 in revenge campaign in Syrian town of Qaryatain

AMMONNEWS - ISIS killed 128 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert down to government forces, a monitor said Monday."ISIS has over a period of 20 days executed more than 116 civilians i
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ISIS ‘executed’ 128 in revenge campaign in Syrian town of Qaryatain

AMMONNEWS - ISIS killed 128 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert down to government forces, a monitor said Monday."ISIS has over a period of 20 days executed more than 116 civilians in reprisal killings, accusing them of

King, Antigua and Barbuda PM discuss expanding ties

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II Monday received Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, and an accompanying delegation.During the meeting, held at Al Husseiniyeh Palace, they discussed scopes of expanding bilateral cooperation after Jorda
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King, Antigua and Barbuda PM discuss expanding ties

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II Monday received Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, and an accompanying delegation.During the meeting, held at Al Husseiniyeh Palace, they discussed scopes of expanding bilateral cooperation after Jordan and Antigua and Barbuda last month s

Queen Rania Denounces Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, Urges Greater International Response

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah called on the international community to respond «effectively, quickly, and generously» to alleviate the suffering of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, decrying global inaction in the face of "wh
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Queen Rania Denounces Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, Urges Greater International Response

AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah called on the international community to respond «effectively, quickly, and generously» to alleviate the suffering of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, decrying global inaction in the face of "what many are acknowledging now as an ethnic cleansing of

Jordanian Queen Rania Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian Queen Consort Rania Al-Abdullah arrived on Monday at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh.The queen met with families and children of the Rohingya Muslims, who have faced months of ethnic violence at the hands of th
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Jordanian Queen Rania Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian Queen Consort Rania Al-Abdullah arrived on Monday at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh.The queen met with families and children of the Rohingya Muslims, who have faced months of ethnic violence at the hands of the Arkan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA)

Al-Mulki, Iraqi counterpart discuss bilateral ties

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, late Sunday, discussed with his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi means to boost bilateral ties in various fields as well as the latest developments in Iraq.During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senio
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Al-Mulki, Iraqi counterpart discuss bilateral ties

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, late Sunday, discussed with his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi means to boost bilateral ties in various fields as well as the latest developments in Iraq.During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior official from both sides, al-Mulki

Moderate weather forecast until Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - Moderate conditions are forecast on Monday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Celsius in the capital and 26 in the northern cities, while jumping to 32 in the Gulf of Aqaba.According to the Jordan Meteor
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Moderate weather forecast until Wednesday

AMMONNEWS - Moderate conditions are forecast on Monday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Celsius in the capital and 26 in the northern cities, while jumping to 32 in the Gulf of Aqaba.According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), mercury le

King, Iraqi PM discuss ties, region

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday evening, held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi on bilateral relations and regional developments.During bilateral talks, followed by an extended meeting, attended by Prime Minister, Hani al-Mu
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King, Iraqi PM discuss ties, region

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday evening, held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi on bilateral relations and regional developments.During bilateral talks, followed by an extended meeting, attended by Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulki and senior officials from both co

Saudi foreign ministry denies any of their officials visited Israel

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has issued a statement denying several media reports that suggested a high-ranking Saudi official visited Israel in recent weeks.“A source from the Saudi foreign ministry said that reports of an official from Sa
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Saudi foreign ministry denies any of their officials visited Israel

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has issued a statement denying several media reports that suggested a high-ranking Saudi official visited Israel in recent weeks.“A source from the Saudi foreign ministry said that reports of an official from Saudi Arabia visited Israel were complete f

FM meets Utah Governor

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday received Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, his wife and an accompanied delegation, which included executive and legislative officials in the state.The minister and Governor Herbert
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FM meets Utah Governor

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, on Sunday received Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, his wife and an accompanied delegation, which included executive and legislative officials in the state.The minister and Governor Herbert reviewed Jordanian-US relations and c

Jordan: $10 Billion Worth of Investments in Aqaba by 2025

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian officials said they have a plan in place to attract $10 billion worth of investment to Aqaba by 2025.Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Nasser Shraideh added in remarks Saturday that the investments would cre
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Jordan: $10 Billion Worth of Investments in Aqaba by 2025

AMMONNEWS - Jordanian officials said they have a plan in place to attract $10 billion worth of investment to Aqaba by 2025.Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Nasser Shraideh added in remarks Saturday that the investments would create 30,000 jobs, as foreseen by a rec

King, Abbas discuss Palestinian reconciliation agreement

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held Sunday talks on the latest developments related to the Palestinian issue.Bilateral and extended talks, attended by senior officials from both countries, dealt with the Pale
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King, Abbas discuss Palestinian reconciliation agreement

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held Sunday talks on the latest developments related to the Palestinian issue.Bilateral and extended talks, attended by senior officials from both countries, dealt with the Palestinian reconciliation agreement, rea

Jordan welcomes liberation of Raqqa

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Sunday welcomed the full liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa and the collapse of the Daesh terrorist group and its alleged caliphate.State Minister for Media Affairs and government spokesperson Mohammad Momani said that Jordan will co
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Jordan welcomes liberation of Raqqa

AMMONNEWS - Jordan on Sunday welcomed the full liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa and the collapse of the Daesh terrorist group and its alleged caliphate.State Minister for Media Affairs and government spokesperson Mohammad Momani said that Jordan will continue its effective ideological, mil

Army foils drug smuggling attempt

AMMONNEWS - -The Eastern Military Zone Command in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Military Security Department, foiled an attempt by 5 people to cross the border from Syria and smuggle large quantities of drugs, a source at the Jordan
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Army foils drug smuggling attempt

AMMONNEWS - -The Eastern Military Zone Command in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Military Security Department, foiled an attempt by 5 people to cross the border from Syria and smuggle large quantities of drugs, a source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army said.The sourc

PM briefs US delegation of economic challenges facing Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki on Sunday, received Governor of the US State of Utah Gary Herbert currently visiting Jordan at the head of a delegation to take part in an economic forum attended by Jordanian and US businessmen.The forum aims to explo
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PM briefs US delegation of economic challenges facing Jordan

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki on Sunday, received Governor of the US State of Utah Gary Herbert currently visiting Jordan at the head of a delegation to take part in an economic forum attended by Jordanian and US businessmen.The forum aims to explore investment opportunities in the Ki

Army chief meets US army central commander

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat on Sunday met with US Army Central Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett and an accompanying delegation.During the meeting, the army chief and Garret discussed cooperation
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Army chief meets US army central commander

AMMONNEWS - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat on Sunday met with US Army Central Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett and an accompanying delegation.During the meeting, the army chief and Garret discussed cooperation and coordination on issues of interes

Moderate weather continues until Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Moderate conditions are forecast to prevail Sunday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around their annual average, reaching 26 degrees Celsius in the capital and the northern cites and jumping to 31 in the Gulf of Aqaba.A
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Moderate weather continues until Tuesday

AMMONNEWS - Moderate conditions are forecast to prevail Sunday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around their annual average, reaching 26 degrees Celsius in the capital and the northern cites and jumping to 31 in the Gulf of Aqaba.According to the Jordan Meteorological

Israel hits Syrian regime artillery after Golan fire

AMMONNEWS - The Israeli army attacked Syrian government artillery on Saturday after fire across the armistice line hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and warned it would intensify such retaliation in the future.The Syrian government controls only party o
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Israel hits Syrian regime artillery after Golan fire

AMMONNEWS - The Israeli army attacked Syrian government artillery on Saturday after fire across the armistice line hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and warned it would intensify such retaliation in the future.The Syrian government controls only party of the territory on the other side of t

Jordanian queen to visit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

AMMONNEWS - Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is scheduled to visit Bangladesh to see on the ground the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar.A statement issued by the United Nations High Commi
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Jordanian queen to visit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

AMMONNEWS - Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is scheduled to visit Bangladesh to see on the ground the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar.A statement issued by the United Nations High Commission for Refugee in Bangladesh said

Police arrest group that assaulted local football team

AMMONNEWS - South Amman police have arrested a group of rioters who assaulted players of the Al Wahdat football team after their under-15 match with Al Faisali team on Friday evening.The Public Security Department said in a statement that nine players and coa
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Police arrest group that assaulted local football team

AMMONNEWS - South Amman police have arrested a group of rioters who assaulted players of the Al Wahdat football team after their under-15 match with Al Faisali team on Friday evening.The Public Security Department said in a statement that nine players and coach members of the Al Wahdat Club arri

Royal Court pays tribute to Egyptian terror victims

AMMONNEWS - The Royal court, on Saturday, flew the Jordanian flag at its main entrance at half-mast from early morning until 6:00 pm in tribute to the Egyptian police victims, who passed away during confrontations with terrorists on Friday.The security person
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Royal Court pays tribute to Egyptian terror victims

AMMONNEWS - The Royal court, on Saturday, flew the Jordanian flag at its main entrance at half-mast from early morning until 6:00 pm in tribute to the Egyptian police victims, who passed away during confrontations with terrorists on Friday.The security personnel were killed during exchange of fi

US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran.Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial In
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US Treasury Secretary to visit Middle East over Iran threats

AMMONNEWS - US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin will be visiting the Middle East this week to discuss the Terrorist Financing Target Center (TFTC) partnership and other matters on Iran.Accompanying Mnuchin is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker.The vi

Sunny, moderate weather continues

AMMONNEWS - Sunny skies with moderate conditions are forecast to prevail Saturday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around their annual average reaching 27 degrees Celsius in the capital and the northern cites, 23 in the southern r
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Sunny, moderate weather continues

AMMONNEWS - Sunny skies with moderate conditions are forecast to prevail Saturday across much parts of the country, with temperatures hovering around their annual average reaching 27 degrees Celsius in the capital and the northern cites, 23 in the southern region and jumping to 32 in the Gulf of Aq

‘Removing subsidy deformities heralds new economic era’

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani has said that the ongoing dialogue over subsidies heralds a new economic era where support goes to the individual not the commodity. Momani added that the government h
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‘Removing subsidy deformities heralds new economic era’

AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani has said that the ongoing dialogue over subsidies heralds a new economic era where support goes to the individual not the commodity. Momani added that the government has been able to freeze the public deb

Israeli tanks fire into Syria after shell hits Golan

AMMONNEWS - Israeli tanks fired into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.“In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the Israel Defense Forces targeted the sources of fire in the Syria
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Israeli tanks fire into Syria after shell hits Golan

AMMONNEWS - Israeli tanks fired into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.“In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the Israel Defense Forces targeted the sources of fire in the Syrian Golan Heights,” the Israeli Army said

Prince Ali commends level of Jordanian football

AMMONNEWS - HRH Prince Ali, president of the Jordan Football Association and also president of the West Asia Federation, on Thursday stressed his keenness on improving Jordanian football and defending the rights of the Kingdom’s clubs.During an interview o
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Prince Ali commends level of Jordanian football

AMMONNEWS - HRH Prince Ali, president of the Jordan Football Association and also president of the West Asia Federation, on Thursday stressed his keenness on improving Jordanian football and defending the rights of the Kingdom’s clubs.During an interview on an MBC channel, the prince said that h

Five sentenced to prison on terror charges

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court’s (SSC) on Thursday handed jail sentences to five defendants over terror-related charges ranging between one and a half year to three years.The court handed one defendant, a university student, a one and a half year pris
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Five sentenced to prison on terror charges

AMMONNEWS - The State Security Court’s (SSC) on Thursday handed jail sentences to five defendants over terror-related charges ranging between one and a half year to three years.The court handed one defendant, a university student, a one and a half year prison term, commuted from three years for

Army foils drug smuggling attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - The Northern Military Zone, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Public Security Department, late Wednesday foiled a smuggling attempt by two people, one armed, who tried to cross the border from Syria into the Kingdom, a mi
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Army foils drug smuggling attempt from Syria

AMMONNEWS - The Northern Military Zone, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and the Public Security Department, late Wednesday foiled a smuggling attempt by two people, one armed, who tried to cross the border from Syria into the Kingdom, a military official said Thursday .The of

Iran’s Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

AMMONNEWS - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country’s ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
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Iran’s Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

AMMONNEWS - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country’s ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.In a major US policy shift, President Don

Syrian opposition sets 5 conditions for opening of Nasib border crossing to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian opposition has tabled five conditions to be met before the Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria can be re-opened.The crossing is currently controlled by four Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions: Falawaja Hawran, the Yarmouk Army,
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Syrian opposition sets 5 conditions for opening of Nasib border crossing to Jordan

AMMONNEWS - The Syrian opposition has tabled five conditions to be met before the Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria can be re-opened.The crossing is currently controlled by four Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions: Falawaja Hawran, the Yarmouk Army, the Sunni Lions and Fawj Al-Madfaiah.

Jordan’s unemployment reaches 18%

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s unemployment rate has hit 18 per cent in the second quarter of the current year compared to 14.7 per cent during the same period in 2016, the state’s Department of Statistics (DOS) announced today.DOS added that the unemployment rate
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Jordan’s unemployment reaches 18%

AMMONNEWS - Jordan’s unemployment rate has hit 18 per cent in the second quarter of the current year compared to 14.7 per cent during the same period in 2016, the state’s Department of Statistics (DOS) announced today.DOS added that the unemployment rate for males amounted to 13.4 per cent again

Moderate conditions forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Sunny and moderate conditions are forecast to prevail in the hilly areas, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.A slight drop in temperatures is ex
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Moderate conditions forecast over weekend

AMMONNEWS - Sunny and moderate conditions are forecast to prevail in the hilly areas, while it will be relatively hot in the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said in its daily brief.A slight drop in temperatures is expected on Friday, but similar weather

King holds talks with governor general of Australia

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Governor General of Australia Peter Cosgrove, held talks at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday that focused on means to forge closer ties between the two countries in various fields, as well as the latest regional a
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King holds talks with governor general of Australia

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II and Governor General of Australia Peter Cosgrove, held talks at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday that focused on means to forge closer ties between the two countries in various fields, as well as the latest regional and international developments.During

Governor general of Australia arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - The Governor - General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and his wife, arrived in Amman on Wednesday on a several-day official visit to Jordan as part of a regional tour.During the visit, His Majesty King Abdullah II and Cosgrove will hold talks on mean
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Governor general of Australia arrives in Amman

AMMONNEWS - The Governor - General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and his wife, arrived in Amman on Wednesday on a several-day official visit to Jordan as part of a regional tour.During the visit, His Majesty King Abdullah II and Cosgrove will hold talks on means to enhance relations between the tw

Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, Commander of Syrian forces, killed in Deir al-Zor

AMMONNEWS - Brigadier general of the Republican Guard and the commander of operations in Deir al-Zor, Issam Zahreddine, was killed in a mine explosion in the Hawija-Sakr area inside the city of Deir al-Zor, according to Syrian media.Zahreddine played a role i
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Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, Commander of Syrian forces, killed in Deir al-Zor

AMMONNEWS - Brigadier general of the Republican Guard and the commander of operations in Deir al-Zor, Issam Zahreddine, was killed in a mine explosion in the Hawija-Sakr area inside the city of Deir al-Zor, according to Syrian media.Zahreddine played a role in the progress made by the Syrian arm

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