61 Syrians Detained in Jordan
[An Nahar] Jordan police on Tuesday were detaining 61 Syrians who were traveling in three trucks near the southern town of Maan, an Islamist stronghold, a statement said.

"A police patrol in Maan governorate seized today three trucks carrying 61 Syrians, who are now in detention. The drivers were locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
too," a Public Security Directorate statement said.

"Investigations are under way to find out more information about them and why they were traveling in these trucks," it said without elaborating.

Maan has a bloody and rebellious past that goes back to the turn of the last century, when the town was the seat of the Great Arab Revolt that crushed the Ottoman rule.
This would explain why the Palestinian newspaper took that name. How nice to have another mystery cleared up.

Posted by: Fred 2012-10-31