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Obama warns Syria could become enclave for extremism

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President Barack Obama flew into Jordan warning Syria could end up as an enclave of extremism, and pledged $200 million in fresh aid to help his host deal with the refugee crisis swamping its border. 

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks next to Jordan's King Abdullah II during a joint press conference in Amman on March 22, 2013. Obama flew into Jordan Friday warning Syria could end up as an enclave of extremism, and pledged $200 million in fresh aid to help his host deal with the refugee crisis swamping its border.

On the final leg of a Middle East tour devoted to reassuring Israel he will deal with the threat of a nuclear Iran and to keeping long-shot Palestinian hopes of a state alive, Obama held talks with King Abdullah II in Amman.

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