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Jordan steps up airstrikes on drug smugglers in Syria

Caroline Rose

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Caroline Rose, Director of the Captagon Project at the New Lines Institute and professor at Georgetown University, told Kurdistan24 that the Jordanian strikes come amidst a serious uptick in “trafficking of illicit drugs like captagon and crystal meth, in addition to illicit arms, along the Syrian-Jordanian border, as smugglers from Syria seek to take advantage of poor and wintery weather conditions.” 

She added that Jordan previously attempted dialogue and limited rapprochement with the Damacsus —a suspected agent in the captagon trade—as a way to try and limit the trade’s scope. 

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