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Jordan Joins Russian Coalition Against ISIS; Sets Up Coordination Center in Amman

Center to be used in a similar capacity to the one already in Baghdad

Fri, Oct 23, 2015 | 6,054 Comments
Jordan has one of the best intelligence services in the region
Russia and Jordan agreed to create a coordination center in Amman, which will be used by the two countries to share information on the counter-terrorism operations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Russia is already in touch with Iran, Iraq and Syria through a Baghdad-based center used for the same purpose. 

Lavrov said Jordan would play a positive part in finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict through negotiations between Damascus and opposition forces, an outcome that Russia itself is pursuing. 

“Under an agreement between His Majesty King Abdullah II and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the militaries of the two countries have agreed to coordinate their actions, including military aircraft missions over the Syrian territory,” Lavrov said. His Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh said the center would serve as an efficient communication tool for the militaries of the two nations.

Speaking in Vienna on Friday, Lavrov called to boost efforts to defeat the terrorist group Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria.

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