'Jordan, Open the Border': Syrians Chant as Thousands Stuck at Jordanian Border

Israel, Jordan say they won't let refugees in amid worries of humanitarian catastrophe

Amman has said it can not open its frontier to any more Syrians fleeing the seven-year conflict, but on Saturday announced it had sent aid across the border to the displaced.

Near the Golan Heights, scores of newly displaced raised banners in protest. One activist said the camps are about three kilometers (2 miles) from the frontier.

But many residents of opposition towns worry that a deal struck with Russian Federation would only be violated later on, said Daraa activist Omar Hariri.

Yasser al-Khatib, of the activist-operated Nabaa news, provided a similar estimate.

In light of ongoing developments across the border in Syria, the Israeli military has bolstered its presence on the Golan Heights, with the deployment of armor and artillery reinforcements. "These are people who fled their homes with nothing. we realized we had to do something different".

"To add to the bleak situation facing civilians, there are also reports that ISIL fighters in control of the Yarmuk Basin area in the western part of Daraa governorate are not allowing civilians to leave the areas under their control", he said.

Jordan, which has taken in more than half a million displaced Syrians since the war began, and Israel have said they will not open their borders to refugees.

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The UN has warned that more than 750,000 lives are at risk in the south, which is meant to be protected by a ceasefire put in place a year ago by Russia, Jordan, and the United States.

Syrian rebels and local officials pursued talks with regime ally Russian Federation on Sunday over the fate of a key southern region facing a government offensive, a Britain-based monitor said. The Observatory described Thursday's airstrike in the town of al-Musayfrah in eastern Daraa, which left 17 dead, as the worst violence since the government offensive began in the area on June 19.

At least 132 people have been killed in the offensive so far.

But other opposition bodies have rejected the deals.

But government troops are rapidly closing in on what used to be the gateway for a lucrative trade route before Jordan shut the border in 2015. In the face of the intensified bombings and ground assault, rebel lines have collapsed in some areas.

Aid and rights groups have warned of a looming humanitarian crisis at the border as the displaced, with inadequate shelter and supplies, are unable to enter Jordan or return to Daraa.

An Israeli military official said the army worked with NGOs to provide humanitarian aid.

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