(MENAFN) Jordan is optimistic that a truce would help in its peace dialogues with southern Syria, hopefully leading to safe border. The reopening of an essential trade passage and a return home for Syrian refugees who sought shelter in the country, as the situation is becoming stable in southern Syria.
However, Jordan is still asking for assurances from the Syrian side, Bashar Asad and his allies, Iran and Russia, specially assuring the safety of opposition fighters and residents.
According to an official, Jordan has been getting "mixed messages" about Assad's true intentions, and that it's worried of destabilization and other refugee surges, if the president chooses revenge.
Aid officials said that Jordan has deported around 400 Syrian refugees per month since the beginning of the year, despite of the voluntarily return of 1,830 refugees to Syria in July and August, and 1,700 between January and June.
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