ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 139

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Jordan asks US to deploy Patriot defense system amid jitters from Hamas-Israel war

Patriot missile launchers acquired from the US are seen deployed in Warsaw, Poland, on February 6, 2023. (Michal Dyjuk/AP)
Patriot missile launchers acquired from the US are seen deployed in Warsaw, Poland, on February 6, 2023. (Michal Dyjuk/AP)

Jordan has asked the United States to deploy its Patriot missile defense system to step up the kingdom’s border defenses as the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza causes jitters throughout the region.

“We asked the American side to help bolster our defense system with Patriot air defense missile systems,” Jordan’s army spokesperson tells state TV, according to Reuters.

“The drones have become a threat on all our fronts,” Brigadier General Mustafa Hiyari says.

Hiyari, in his comments, denies reports on social media that US military bases in Jordan are being used to transport military equipment and weapons from caches in the kingdom to Israel.

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