AMMAN // Jordan's government was yesterday investigating riots by Syrians at a refugee camp and plans to isolate unmarried men to avoid more disturbances, the interior minister said.
"Some Syrian refugees are currently being interrogated for taking part in the riots. They will be referred to the courts," Ghaleb Zubi told the state-run Petra news agency after a visit to the Zaatari camp in northern Jordan.
"Unmarried men must separate from families at the camp to avoid more riots. Usually such problems are created by young men."
On Monday, Jordanian anti-riot police were called in to quell a refugee protest against their living conditions in Zaatari.
The conflict has had implications for Syria's neighbours as thousands of refugees have fled the fighting.
The violence has also spilt over into Lebanon and yesterday into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Syrian soldiers fought rebels in a firefight that killed nine people and sent several mortars sailing across the border into Israel.
The Israeli military said nobody was hurt in the shelling and that the spillover was believed to be accidental.
Also yesterday, an Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks in Syria, including a fierce assault this month on an army barracks in Aleppo.
Al Nusra Front said on a militant website that it was behind 38 attacks, among them the 48-hour clash with troops in Hanano, a strategic barracks in Syria's second city, according to SITE Intelligence Group.