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AL-TANF BORDER CROSSING CLASHES – A RISK FOR JORDAN !

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al-tanfJordan is a very fragile country located in the heartland of the Middle East with Jihadi groups all over, Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria & the Islamic State in Iraq. Just a small mistake and Jordan can, easily, be a part of the Middle East chaos and wars rather than a hope for future stability.  It main tool to protect itself is to stay out from the regional conflicts and religious wars.

The Al-Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq is very close to the Jordanian border with those countries and had been the last border crossing with Iraq that was under their control before It was seized by I.S.I.S in 05/2015 and used as the main supply route to ISIS forces in Palmyra some 240 k”m North-East to Al-Tanf .  

On Friday 03/04/2016 Al-Tanf border crossing was seized by Syrian rebel fighters, trained and based in Jordan and calling themselves Jaish Surya al-Jadid (the New Syrian Army) from ISIS militants. The group was formed already in 11/2015, based in Jordan and it seems to have copious American weaponry and air support from the coalition on its side.

But on Sunday 03/06/2016 dawn , in a fierce counterattack ISIS recaptured the border crossing and killing most of the “New Army” soldiers. The  clashes in Al-Tanf implicate Jordan in a very risky war . 

** Also on Sunday 03/06/2016, A suicide bomber y rammed his explosives-laden fuel truck into a security checkpoint south of Baghdad, near Hilla, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the war-ravaged country.


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SYRIAN VIOLENCE SPILLS TO JORDAN – 7 ISIS KILLED 
11/2015 – JORDANIAN POLICE CAPTAIN SHOT DEAD 5 COLLEAGUES
07/2015 – CONFUSION ! – US TRAINED MILITIA REFUSES TO FIGHT ISLAMISTS  

05/2015 – US- TRAINED TAJIKI SPECIAL POLICE CHIEF JOINED ISIS

 

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