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Jordan Proves Heavyweight in Fight Against ISIS

Jordan Proves Heavyweight in Fight Against ISIS

Tension lingers here in downtown Irbid months after Jordanian special forces, in carefully coordinated nighttime raids, swept through the city’s Palestinian refugee camp to arrest or kill members of what authorities claim was a sleeper cell associated with Daesh, the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group, or ISIS.

For nearly 12 hours last March, Jordan’s third largest city just 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the Syrian border, became an urban battleground, with surgical, yet…

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