Video snapshot of military forces massed within 2-3 miles of this Zaatari Camp. Probable source of jihadi recruitment for invasion force.
[This snapshot from Google Maps shows Zaatri Refugee Camp, next to Baghdad-Damascus Highway, adjacent to King Hussein Air Base, at Al-Mafraq. These are approximately 20 Miles from Az-Zarqa, hometown to Al-Zarqawi (father of Al-Q In Iraq), Ibn-al-Khattab (father of Chechen terrorists) and Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi (suicide-bomber of CIA drone base near Khost). The blue polygon is a Google-censored area only at high-resolution, similar to other militarily-significant sites, such as “Point West” (illegal Contra airstrip in Costa Rica) and Colombian Spc. Forces Training Base.]
The Syrian Civil War has been raging for over two years now and, with it, has come devastation to Syria’s civilian population. Since the war began in 2011, Syrians have been fleeing their borders. Jordan has taken on the bulk of these refugees, housing as many as 550,000 Syrians. Proportionally, that would be like the United States suddenly opening its borders and allowing 25 million people in.
The majority of these refugees have settled in a camp run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), near the Jordanian city of Mafraq. It is now more populated than Mafraq and has spawned a thriving economy and culture. It is nearly its own city, with United Nations and Jordanian officials struggling to keep up with the rapid influx of Syrians fleeing the bloody conflict.