Unconfirmed: Jordan has bombed ISIS vehicles at Iraq-Jordan border
Breaking: Just on twitter at the moment, and from no reputable source. Still investigating……
UPDATE 7:18pm: another twitter report
“Jordan is currently moving tanks and other massive military, personnel and equipment carriers toward north-eastern border.”
Again unconfirmed and not that reputable. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 9:48pm :from twitter
Jordan sends elite 71 counter terrorism brigade to man borders with Iraq.
UPDATE 9:51pm from Debka
Some confirmation of the air attack: Jordanian air force bombs Al Qaeda-Iraq incursion. ISIS also stands at Saudi border. Kerry’s snags in Iraq
“The Jordanian air force hit ISIS contingents, Monday night, June 23, as they drove into into the kingdom through the Turaibil border crossing which they seized Saturday, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. The jets destroyed 4 Islamist State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) armored personnel carriers, which were already on the move. Also Monday, ISIS completed its capture of the strategic Tal Afar and its environs in northern Iraq, capping its conquest in the last two weeks of Nineveh Province and Mosul, all but one town (Ramadi) of the western Anbar Province, and Iraq’s key border posts in the north, west and southwest.
Jordan called up military reserves Sunday, after discovering that its capital Amman was to be the Islamist organization’s next prey.
Instead of making straight for Baghdad, ISIS turned west and south for what it saw as softer targets, deploying two forces for shooting into Jordan – one from Syria, for which they also captured Al Walid, through which to head into the kingdom from the north; and one pointing from Turaibil (which the Jordanians call Karame) and aiming for the eastern Jordanian towns of Zarqa, Irbid and Amman.”