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Jordan’s king warns Syria may become a jihadist state

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s king warned Wednesday that a jihadist state could emerge on his northern border in Syria with Islamist extremists trying to establish a foothold in the neighboring country.

King Abdullah II, a key US ally, said in an interview that in his view, Syrian President Bashar Assad was beyond rehabilitation and it was only a matter of time before his authoritarian regime collapses. But he said he opposed foreign military intervention.

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