DEBKAfile December 19, 2012, 2:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
A Saudi paper reports that the Jordanian army has been issued with gas masks against a possible chemical weapons attack from Syria. An emergency was also declared along the Jordanian-Syrian border. DEBKAfile: If this report is substantiated, it means that the US military and NATO have passed information to Amman indicating that the chemical threat from Syria is near. US, Czech and Polish special forces are stationed in Jordan ready to counter such an attack.