Middle East As Syria's death toll climbs to 100,000, options for refugees decline

Jordan, which hosts the second-largest population of Syrian refugees at more than 500,000, now appears to be restricting their entry.

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The Syrian war's death toll may be as high as 100,000 now, but as the violence mounts, the options for escaping it are shrinking. Countries like Turkey and Iraq have long limited the number of Syrian refugees who can cross their borders, and now there are increasingly clear signs that Jordan, which hosts more than half a million refugees, is doing the same.