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This Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 photo, shows Karak Castle, one of the largest Crusader fortresses in the Levant, and a popular tourism site, in Karak, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting rampage at Karak Castle, which killed 10 people, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 photo, damage remains in the Shehab Restaurant where four Jordanian supporters of Islamic State sprayed automatic fire on Dec. 18, 2016, before continuing their rampage inside nearby Karak Castle, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting at Karak Castle, a popular tourism site in Jordan, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 photo, tourists walk near the entrance to Karak Castle, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting rampage at Karak Castle, a popular tourism site in Jordan, where 10 people were killed, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh).

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 photo, tourists from the U.S. and Spain eat at a restaurant near the entrance to Karak Castle, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting rampage at Karak Castle, a popular tourism site in Jordan, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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FILE -- In this Dec.18, 2016 file photo, Jordanian security forces stand next to their armored vehicle at the scene next to Karak Castle, during an ongoing attack, in the central town of Karak, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the capital Amman, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting rampage at Karak Castle, a popular tourism site in Jordan, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 photo, Karak resident Jamal Saoub points to damage in the Shehab Restaurant where four Jordanian supporters of Islamic State sprayed automatic fire on Dec. 18, 2016, before continuing their rampage inside nearby Karak Castle, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting at Karak Castle, a popular tourism site in Jordan, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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FILE -- In this Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Jordanian security forces patrol in front of Karak Castle, where 10 people were killed on Dec. 18, 2016, in the central town of Karak, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the capital Amman, Jordan. The recent Islamic State shooting rampage at Karak Castle, a popular tourism site in Jordan, could signal a more aggressive campaign by the extremist group to destabilize the pro-Western kingdom. A senior security official says members of the Karak cell, who were killed during the attack, had planned New Year’s Eve attacks in Jordan, using five explosives belts. Jordan’s government tries to allay concerns, saying its security forces can contain any threat. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) celebrates scoring a short-handed goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

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Buffalo Sabres forward Johan Larsson (22) is pushed by Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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Buffalo Sabres forward Johan Larsson (22) is pushed by Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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In this Sunday, June 19, 2016 photo, men wait outside the al-Makhtoum mosque in Zarqa, Jordan for the body of Nasser Idreis to be transported to the cemetery for burial. Idreis died of implications of a liver infection while in prison for allegedly supporting Islamic State. Hundreds of suspected backers of the Islamic State group in Jordan have been sentenced to prison, are awaiting trial or are being held for questioning in a heavy crackdown by the kingdom under toughened anti-terror laws that punish even liking or sharing IS material on social media. (Layla Quran/AP Photo)

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In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 photo, Syrian refugees wait to sign up for a return bus to the Syrian border, at the U.N.-run Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, northern Jordan. Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can't survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can't afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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In this July 6, 2015 photo, a Christian visitor pours water from the Jordan River over the head of another at the baptismal area on the eastern bank of the river in South Shuna, Jordan, as people, background, gather for their baptism on the western bank at the Israeli-run site located in a part of the West Bank. UNESCO recently designated Jordan's baptismal area a World Heritage site, over the Israeli-run site of Qasr al-Yahud in the West Bank, which is one of three territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. Qasr al-Yahud remains under full Israeli military occupation. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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Jordanians chant slogans to show their support for the government's campaign against terror during a rally in Amman, Jordan. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from undated video provided by Jordanian military via Jordan TV, explosions go off as the military carried out airstrikes at an undisclosed location in Syria. The military carried out airstrikes on Islamic State weapons depots and training sites on Thursday and Friday. King Abdullah II has thrust Jordan to the center of the war against the Islamic State group with his pledge of relentless retaliation for the killing of one of his pilots. (AP Photo/Jordanian military via Jordan TV)

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National Edition News cover for February 6, 2015 - Obama rejected drones for Jordan’s terror war: Jordan responded to the Islamic State's burning execution of pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by hanging at least two convicted terrorists at dawn Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Jordan's King Abdullah II. (Image: Facebook, The Royal Hashemite Court)

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Jordan responded to the Islamic State's burning execution of pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by hanging at least two convicted terrorists at dawn Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Two Jordanian women light candles next to a picture of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was being held by Islamic State group militants, following Sunday prayers in the Adir Roman Catholic Church, on the outskirts of Karak, Jordan, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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Illustration on ISIS's threat to Jordan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times