Israel has on a number of occasions asked for Jordan's "permission" to bomb Syrian chemical weapons sites, The Atlantic reported Monday citing intelligence sources in two countries.
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According to the report, Jordan has rebuffed Israel requests a number of times in the past two months, saying "the time was not right." Jordan is reportedly wary of allowing Israel to bomb the sites in Syria, fearing a military response on Jordanian territory. "A number of sites are not far from the border," the report quoted a foreign source as saying. "The Jordanians have to be very careful about provoking the regime and they assume the Syrians would suspect Jordanian complicity in an Israeli attack."