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AMMAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Around 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Jordan in the last seven days due to escalating violence in southern Syria, the fastest influx since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad two years ago, Jordan's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
"What we have seen in terms of influx of Syrian refugees coming to Jordan is ... unprecedented, larger than any other time in the last two years," Nasser Judeh told Reuters. "We have had 20,000 Syrians coming into Jordan since last Thursday."
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)