Jordan says raid near Syria border foiled IS attacks

An image made available on the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows Islamic State group militants posing with the trademark Jihadists flag after they seized an Iraqi army checkpoint in Salahuddin provinceJordan 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 in the kingdom. IS had planned “attacks against civilian and military sites in order to destabilise 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 kilometres (50 miles) north of Amman, that sparked several hours of fighting until dawn on Wednesday, officials said.

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