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Jordan marks anniversary of Karameh Battle

By JT - Mar 20,2016 - Last updated at Mar 20,2016

AMMAN — Jordan on Monday marks the 48th anniversary of the Karameh Battle. On March 21, 1968, Jordanian soldiers repelled an Israeli attack on the small town in the Jordan Valley, whose name means “dignity”.

Several Jordanian soldiers lost their lives in the battle, while the Israeli raid was repelled with heavy losses as the Jordanian army launched an artillery barrage against Israeli tanks.

His Majesty King Abdullah and HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Sunday received several cables of congratulations from senior officials and officers on the occasion, a Royal Court statement said.

 

 

 

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