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16 Dec 2019 | 08:08 AM UTC

Jordan: Authorities announce foiled terror plot in Ma’an December 16

Authorities announce that a terror plot was foiled in the city of Ma’an December 16; vigilance advised



The Jordanian General Intelligence Service announced on Monday, December 16, that it has foiled a terror plot led by an Islamic State-affiliated (IS) cell. The group planned on targeting a military base in Ma'an and the General Security and Gendarmerie patrols.

A heightened security presence remains possible in Ma'an and its surroundings.


Individuals in Jordan are advised to remain vigilant due to the continuing terror threat, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.