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Israel and Jordan Start Joint Action to Fight Locust in Area

Israel and Jordan started a joint campaign today to fight the locust plague affecting the entire region. Within an hour after an agreement was made this morning, at a meeting of the Israeli-Jordanian Mixed Armistice Commission, teams of Israeli and Jordanian anti-locust fighters started their joint war against the pests.

Ground crews synchronized their activities along the border, and were to continue around-the-clock operations. By daylight, Israeli and Jordanian planes were to join in spraying operations in the affected areas along the border.