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Jordan gets German military vehicles for border control

AP  |  Amman 

Germany's says her country is delivering millions of dollars' worth of equipment to to improve the kingdom's border

borders and Iraq, where Islamic State extremists held large areas until being pushed back in recent months by a US-led military campaign.

is a key ally in the battle against IS.

German der Leyen attended a handover ceremony near Jordan's capital, Amman, today.

is providing two training planes and dozens of military support vehicles to Jordan, worth a total of $22 million.

Von der Leyen says the equipment is meant to "improve mobility at the border," as part of a plan to support She praised Jordan as an anchor of stability in a violence- wracked region.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 18:50 IST