JORDAN KING EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO EGYPT, TUNISIA AFTER TERRORIST ATTACKS

AMMAN, July 22- Jordan’s King Abdullah II sent cables to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, condoling the death of people in two terrorist attacks that targeted military personnel in both countries.

The King expressed his strong condemnation of such cowardly terrorist acts, stressing the Kingdom’s solidarity with Egypt and Tunisia in confronting such attacks.

The King expressed in his name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the injured speedy recovery.

Twenty-two Egyptian military personnel were killed on the Egyptian-Libyan border on Saturday July 19 night by gunmen. Four other soldiers were injured.

At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed, when gunmen with rocket-propelled grenades attacked two checkpoints in the remote Chaambi mountains, one of the deadliest militant strikes on the north African country’s armed forces.

As many as 60 Tunisian and Algerian militants ambushed the checkpoints on Wednesday July 16 night, killing the soldiers as they were breaking their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, officials said. More than 20 soldiers were wounded.

SOURCE: PETRA