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War tide awash at Syria borders

Jordan repels attack; Lebanon deploys troops

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan and Lebanon moved aggressively Monday to squelch the spread of violence from Syria’s deadlocked civil war, the most significant register yet of alarm over the fighting spilling over Syrian borders.

Islamic extremists attacked Jordanian soldiers on the border with Syria, killing a corporal, hours after Jordan’s government announced that it had foiled a major terrorist plot against foreign diplomats and tourists, officials said Monday.

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