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‘Eager Lion’ to kick off next week

May 18,2014 - Last updated at May 18,2014

AMMAN – The “Eager Lion” military training drill will kick off on May 25 with participants from 24 countries.

Organised by the Jordan Armed Forces in cooperation with the US army, more than 13,000 army personnel are expected to take part in the event, which will run until June 10, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

In addition, thousands of participants from government, private and civil institutions concerned with crisis management will be present at the training, held in Jordan for the fourth successive year “to strengthen military cooperation and coordination between participating countries”, Petra said.  

The drill will also focus on unconventional warfare that could undermine security, such as terrorism, insurgency and border breaches. 

The exercise focuses on wide range offensive and defensive operations, while including disaster relief, strategic communication and rescue operations, according to Petra.

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