ISIS claim re­spon­si­bil­ity for Jor­dan at­tack

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ISIS has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for last week’s deadly sui­cide at­tack on a Jor­da­nian army post on the Syr­ian bor­der, post­ing a video on­line which it said shows the car bomb blast. The video, which was posted on the Face­book page of the IS news agency Amaq, shows a ve­hi­cle kick­ing up dust as it speeds across flat desert to­ward what ap­pears to be the Jor­da­nian base. An orange ball of fire rises in the air, fol­lowed by a cloud of thick black smoke and the sound of an ex­plo­sion. The video was re­leased af­ter Amaq pub­lished a state­ment by an uniden­ti­fied “source” that the at­tack “was car­ried out by one of the fighters of ISIS”. It said the tar­get was an “Amer­i­can-Jor­da­nian base” in a bor­der area known as Ruqban. The blast on June 21 killed seven mem­bers of the Jor­da­nian se­cu­rity forces and wounded 13. Jor­dan has vowed to re­spond harshly. Af­ter the at­tack, it sealed the bor­der area, cut­ting off tens of thou­sands of Syr­ian refugees from in­ter­na­tional aid de­liv­ery. Aid of­fi­cials have said no food and lit­tle wa­ter have reached the area since last week.

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