Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ISIS planned major assault on Jordan

Jordan said Wednesday that a raid near its border with Syria that killed seven suspected jihadists had foiled attacks being plotted by the Islamic State group (ISIS) in the kingdom.

ISIS had planned "attacks against civilian and military sites in order to destabilize national security," Jordan's intelligence services said in a statement.

An officer in the security forces was also killed in the raid on a building in Irbid, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Amman, that sparked several hours of fighting until dawn on Wednesday, officials said. (READ MORE)