DEBKAfile December 18, 2016, 10:45 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources report that, after the deadly terror attack on the southern town of Karakh, gunfights have erupted in two more Jordanian towns, Irbid in the north, and the celebrated rose-red rock-carved ruins of Petra  in the south. The Kingdom of Jordan appears to be under a general Islamic State offensive.