The United States gave Jordan eight refurbished helicopters on Thursday for the battle against Islamic State extremists along the kingdom’s borders.

Pro-Western Jordan is part of a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State, which controls large parts of neighboring Syria and Iraq.

The kingdom also faces internal threats from Islamic State sympathizers. Earlier this week, Jordanian troops killed seven suspected Islamic State-linked militants in a raid in the north of the country. The suspects had allegedly plotted attacks in Jordan. […]