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Security and anti-terror drive

Dec 31,2015 - Last updated at Dec 31,2015

On February 3, terrorist group Daesh released a video purportedly showing Jordanian air force pilot Muath Kasasbeh being burned to death

On February 4, Jordan expanded its participation in the international coalition against terrorism, with air force fighter jets launching heavy air strikes against Daesh group in Syria 

Also on February 4, authorities executed two terror convicts — Sajida Rishawi for plotting terror attacks against three hotels in Amman in November 2005 that left 60 people dead and around 90 injured, and Ziad Karboli, who was convicted of killing a Jordanian truck driver in September 2005 

In November, a Jordanian police officer shot dead five contractors working with the Public Security Department at a police training facility in Muwaqqar, east Amman, and injured six people before he was killed. Two US nationals, two Jordanians and one South African were among the victims. The shooter was identified as Captain Anwar Abu Zaid 


On December 1, two police officers were killed in a deadly shooting near Irbid's Samma town after unidentified assailants fired bullets at the patrol vehicle. A day later police arrested three men involved in the incident

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