Jordan Deploys Ground Troops to Iraq Border

February 10, 2015 4:39 PM

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Jordan Deploys Ground Troops to Iraq Border

Jordan has deployed "thousands" of ground troops to the Iraqi border, a source close to the Jordanian government told ABC News today, in its latest move to counter the advance of the Islamic State group.

The Jordanian source says the troops will likely stay on their side of the border in a defensive posture, for now, and will not enter Iraq without approval from the Iraqi government.

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