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Jordan will respond with iron fist to threats — King

By JT - Jun 21,2016 - Last updated at Jun 21,2016

His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, chairs a meeting with high ranking civil and military officials, to follow up on the details of the terrorist act, which targeted a forward military post for serving Syrian refugees on the northeastern front (Photo courtesy of the Royal Court)

AMMAN (JT) — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Tuesday stressed that Jordan will respond with an iron fist to assaults or any attempts to tamper with Kingdom's internal or border security”.

The King stressed that Jordan will "always remain strong, thanks to the high morale of JAF and security agencies' personnel”, according to a Royal Court statement.

The Supreme Commander made these remarks as he chaired a meeting at JAF headquarters, bringing together high ranking civil and military officials, to follow up on the details of the terrorist act,which targeted a forward military post for serving Syrian refugees on the northeastern front.

Six Jordanian troops were killed and 14 others injured Tuesday when a booby-trapped car struck a forward military post at the no man's land at the borders between Syria and Jordan, JAF said in a statement.

The fallen men include four Border Guard members, a member of the Civil Defence Department and another from the Public Security Department (PSD), while of the total 14 who were injured, 9 are members of PSD.

His Majesty expressed his pride in the “heroic acts and sacrifices of JAF and security personnel who defend the country with valourthat cannot be undermined by the forces of darkness and evil”.

“Jordan, with theunity and solidarity of its people, will be, as always, a hard target for all cowardly attempts that seek to disturb its security and stability”, the King stressed, “expressing his condolences for the loss of JAF and security personnel who died in the criminal act,” the statement added.

The King added: "Such heinous terrorist acts will only make us more determined to carry on with our fight against terrorism and its groups who plotted in the dark against the men who protect the country and its borders."

He wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff and King’s Military Adviser Gen. Mashal Al Zaben made a detailed presentation on the terrorist act and methods in dealing with it.

King Abdullah stressed that Jordan will continue its role in fighting criminal groups and their dark ideologies, as well as defending the true image of Islam and its tolerant teachings, the statement added. 

Later in the day, a JAF statement, the fourth in a string of statements since the dawn incident, said Zaben issued an order declaring the northern and northeaster border areas sealed military zones.

“Any moving vehicle or person within the said areas will be dealt with as a hostilethreat, with all firmness, and no leniency”.

The army’s statement number three said that the booby-trapped vehicle came from amidst the camp, penetrated through a gap in the sand barricade used to deliver relief aid and speeded towards the forward post where the driver blew up the car.

The attack resulted in the death of Corporal NoureddineShihadeh, Corporal Ahmad Sbeihi, Lance Corporal Bilal Zu'bi and Private Khader Hajji from JAF, in addition to the Public Security Department's (PSD) officer, Odai Khawaldeh and the Civil Defence Department's Sergeant AnasAsmar, according to a JAF statement.

The source identified the injured army personnel as: Lance Corporal Mahmoud Ibrahim, Private Mohammad Salah Mohammad, Private Yazan Salem and Private Seifeddine Mustafa.

Police officers wounded are: Sergeant Mohammad Ramthan, Sergeant Ziad Khalil and officers Mohammad Awwad, MueinFarhan, Osama Migbel, HatemRweished, Imad Aqil, Ayed Ali and Abedrabbo Qasseem.

 

 

 

 

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THIS IS SAD AND DISTURBING TO SEE A COUNTRY THAT HAS BEEN THE LIFE LINE OF ALL THE MESS CREATED BY OTHERS THAT IS SAVING LIFE OUT OF HOSPITALITY, PAYING HEAVY PRICE IN TERMS OF MONEY, MATERIALS AND IN FACT SHARING THE LITTLE THEY HAVE OUT OF HUMANITY. WHERE HAS JUSTICE, HUMANITY, GLOBAL POWERS AND RESPECT FOR INTERNATIONAL LAWS GONE TO?
THANKS THAT WE HAVE HIS MAJESTY FOR HIS REACTION TO THIS BARBARIC ACT AND WE SHOULD ALL RALLY BEHIND HIM, JORDANIANS AND NON JORDANIANS WHO HAVE THE BEST INTEREST OF THE KINGDOM AT HEART.

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