Jordan's bedouin 'desert forces' on patrol

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Throughout Jordan's harshest deserts, bedouin security forces working for the government have been a key part to the country's security for decades.

The so-called desert forces patrol about 82 per cent of Joran's land to guard against cross-border infiltration, weapon and drug smugglers.

Riding on camels in extreme weather conditions, the nomads have a rare capability and familiarity to manouver through the rugged and rough terrain.

Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Wadi Rum in southern Jordan, where she followed a group of the desert forces on patrol.

[October 16, 2010]

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