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(CNN) – Former Jordanian foreign minister Marwan Muasher, also a CNN Mideast analyst, confirmed reports that Jordan joined the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS after uncovering a number of ISIS terrorists within its country.
"A number of attempts by ISIS to infiltrate into Jordan were taken particularly in the last few days. These were all repelled, including one that took place yesterday," Muasher said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
But the military threat ISIS poses to Jordan was of less concern than the cultural threat, Muasher said.
"There is a growing number of youth, not just in Jordan but in the region, who are frustrated, who lack opportunity, who are flocking to radical life, particularly as these forces have money and are able to lure people out of a job into their ranks," he said.
For more of our interview with CNN Mideast analyst Marwan Muasher, check out the video above.