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July 13, 1986

Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Jordan's King Hussein asked Israel to bomb Syrian troops while the Jordanian army was battling the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1970. Rabin, who was ambassador to Washington at the time, said in a speech over Israel radio that the request for help was relayed by then-Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger after three armored Syrian brigades invaded Jordan. Israel and the United States both sent warning to Syria and its ally, the Soviet Union, and the Syrian forces withdrew, Rabin said.

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