Jordan has announced that it will permit humanitarian aid deliveries to tens of thousands of refugees stuck on the country's border with Syria, which has been closed since a deadly attack on soldiers in June.
Jordan have made it two out of two, beating Syria to clinch a place in the round of 16. Syria responded by firing their German coach. Thailand got past Bahrain to keep alive their chances of reaching the knockout phase.
The convoy is the first to arrive since January. Some 50,000 people are stranded under desperate conditions at the Rukban camp, 18,000 of them children.
King Abdullah said Jordan intends to reclaim territory leased to Israel under a 1994 peace deal. The 25-year lease on two pieces of agricultural land expires next year.
Jordan's government has closed its border to refugees fleeing the war in southern Syria, instead launching a national aid drive to help those trapped. The policy has drawn harsh criticism on social media.
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