Jordan bolsters northern border, arrests 100 ISIL suspects

[03-10-2014 03:38 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Jordan has reported bolstering security along its northern border with Syria.

The government said authorities were focusing efforts on protecting the border with Syria from insurgency infiltration.

Officials said the northern frontier was regarded as stable despite heavy fighting in southern Syria.

At the same time, Jordan conducted a crackdown on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials said nearly 100 ISIL suspects were arrested and interrogated in connection with a plot to attack critical facilities.

In a statement on Sept. 28, the government did not specify security measures along the Syrian border.

Officials acknowledged cooperation with the United States, which operates a command and control facility in the northern part of the Hashemite kingdom.

“Precautionary measures have been taken to control the borders and protect Jordan against any threat,” the government statement said.

Earlier, King Abdullah held a meeting with military commanders on the security situation. The kingdom has been participating in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

“The army chief briefed the king on all operational, logistical, and administrative issues of the army’s units and formations and their plans to deal with all challenges and threats,” the official Petra News Agency said on Sept. 25.

“The government and the armed forces, as well as security forces, are monitoring closely the situation in several neighboring countries,” the government said.

*World Tribune

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