Refugees wait to board an army vehicle after crossing into Jordanian territory in the Rukban area.
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Thousands of Syrians stranded on Jordan's border with Syria are running out of food as routes leading to their camp are closed by the Syrian army and Jordan is blocking aid deliveries, relief workers and refugees said Thursday. The Syrian army has tightened its siege of the camp in Rukban, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria and Iraq, preventing smugglers and traders from delivering food to its over 40,000 inhabitants, mostly women and children. Jordan has since the start of the year blocked any aid deliveries to the camp over its frontier and says now that the Syrian government had recovered territory around the camp, it could not be made responsible for delivering aid.
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