Syria's Assad says conflict could spread to Jordan

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that thousands of fighters had crossed into Syria from Jordan to battle government forces and warned that the conflict could spread to Jordanian territory.

"The fire will not stop at our border and everybody knows that Jordan is exposed as Syria is," Assad said in an interview broadcast on Al-Ikhbariya television.

(Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by Michael Roddy)