Daesh cells arrested in locality south of Amman, Jordan

Published July 5th, 2016 - 06:55 GMT
Jordanian security forces secure a street in the town of Irbid, 80km north of the capital Amman, near the border with Syria. (AFP/File)
Jordanian security forces secure a street in the town of Irbid, 80km north of the capital Amman, near the border with Syria. (AFP/File)

Security forces arrested suspected Daesh operatives in the town of Um Al Basateen, a neighborhood located to the south of the Hashemite Kingdom's capital, Amman, according to local sources. 

Jordanian security forces carried out the raid on Monday, targeting individuals believed to be working with the extremist organization Daesh.

An informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that the five suspects arrested were of Syrian nationality. The source added the men had rented a house about a month ago in Um Al Basateen and were reportedly planning to carry out attacks inside the Kingdom.

Witnesses said the raid began at about eleven o'clock in the morning and lasted for about half an hour, and that the arrest was completed without resistance.

Social media reacted to the events, including the quote below which translates as "God hides I swear. Explosions are everywhere. God damn Daesh and now members of a Daesh cell caught in south Amman." 


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