Israel and Arab states join forces in fight against ISIS

Published By ITCT News Desk On : October 21, 2018
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Jordan: Israel is taking part in a multi-national intelligence force, based in the Jordanian capital Amman, alongside Arab states Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE in order to quash the Islamic State group, Israeli newspaper Maariv reported on Saturday.

The task force is constituted of intelligence personnel and special units from 21 countries, who are sharing intelligence information on Islamic State, said Yossi Melman, Maariv’s intelligence correspondent, quoting the French website ‘Intelligence Online’.

According to the website, the force includes officers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE and Egypt working alongside Israel, the US, the UK, France, Italy and others.

Named “Operation Gallant Phoenix”, the international force is the first ever public show of military cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, despite many observers believing there has been covert cooperation between the two powers for many years.

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