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Jordan Foils ISIS Plot to Kill Israeli Soldiers

Jordan Foils ISIS Plot to Kill Israeli Soldiers

Wednesday, 28 July, 2021 - 07:15
An Israeli soldier patrols the border area between Israel and Jordan at Naharayim, as seen from the Israeli side. Reuters file photo

The Jordanian security apparatuses have foiled an ISIS plot to kill Israeli forces stationed at the border with the Palestinian Territories, precisely in the Ghor es-Safi area, south of the capital Amman, a local newspaper revealed Tuesday.

Four ISIS members were arrested for being in connection with the planned attack. The suspects intended to first attack Jordanian soldiers near the border with Israel before reaching Israeli troops and killing them.

The Jordanian newspaper Al-Rai reported Tuesday that Jordanian prosecutors issued an indictment against the four ISIS members, charging them of conspiring to commit an act of terror and propagating the ideology of a terror organization.

Three members of the cell were arrested in February, while the fourth was apprehended at the end of 2020.

The newspaper said that while preparing for the attack, the four members held several meetings in the Jordanian city of Karak, south of Amman, and near the border with the occupied Palestinian territories, and in the city of Irbid, located north of the capital.

According to the indictment, the four suspects had supported and spread ISIS ideologies on social media.

Ghor es-Safi is located between the governorates of Karak and Tafilah, near the southern Dead Sea.

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