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Jordan charges 4 with trying to enter Syria
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In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 photo, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families rest after crossing the border from Tal Shehab in Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River valley, to Ramtha, Jordan. The U.N. says more people are being pushed out of their homes with no place inside Syria to go so they are fleeing to neighboring countries thus over 250,000 have become refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh )
In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 photo, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families rest after crossing the border from Tal Shehab in Syria, through the Al Yarmouk River valley, to Ramtha, Jordan. The U.N. says more people are being pushed out of their homes with no place inside Syria to go so they are fleeing to neighboring countries thus over 250,000 have become refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh )
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AMMAN: A Jordanian military prosecutor says authorities have charged four men with illegally trying to cross into Syria.

He says three of men have been in police custody since their arrest last week in an isolated stretch near the Syrian frontier in northern Jordan. He says the fourth escaped arrest.

The men are all Jordanians and were armed with automatic rifles, ammunition, computers and mobile phones.

The prosecutor says the three suspects are being questioned on whether they planned to join what Western and Jordanian intelligence services estimate is around 2,000 foreigners fighting alongside Syrian rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad.

The men face up to three years in jail, if convicted.

The prosecutor spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because is not allowed discuss an ongoing investigation.

 
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