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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s announcement that the US will not take action in Syria’s civil war unless it is certain that President Bashir al-Assad used chemical weapons noted.

(Amman: Clarissa Ward) The tension in Jordan from the flood of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria featured; scenes shown from a refugee camp that is the fastest growing city in Jordan; details given about the strain on Jordan’s electricity & water supplies and the dissatisfaction of the refugees over their living conditions. [Jordanian lawmaker Mustafa HAMARNEH††- says Jordanians are starting to resent Syrian refugees.] The training of Jordanian troops by US military personnel for scenarios involving the fall of the Assad regime discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Ward, Clarissa

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