Jordan Prepares to Contain Fallout from ISIS Advance

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Majid Al-Amir - The Jordanian government is set to take precautionary measures to contain the spread of Islamist insurgents from neighboring countries, as fears grow of al-Qaeda fighters extending their influence beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria. Jordanian authorities have tightened control along the borders with Iraq, and stepped up security at border crossings between the two countries, an Amman security source said. With large parts of the north and west of Iraq under the control of radical and tribal fighters, and the Syrian crisis drawing in Jordanian jihadists, authorities in Amman are considering new measures to curb a potential Islamist insurgency breaking out in the kingdom.

2014-06-17 00:00:00

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