More clashes in Jordan, Syria

Dozens were injured as ultra-conservative Salafist Muslims clashed with government supporters in Jordan‘s northern city of Zarqa on April 15. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowds; six officers were stabbed and 34 others injured in the clashes, authorities said. Meanwhile, up to 1,000 people protested in the capital Amman, calling for political and economic reform. (BBC News, April 15) In neighboring Syria, police fired tear gas to disperse some 2,000 demonstrators at Jobar, north of Damascus, sparking hours of street clashes. (Ennahar Online, April 15)

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