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Jordan marks 61st anniversary of army Arabisation

By JT - Feb 28,2017 - Last updated at Feb 28,2017

AMMAN — The Kingdom marks the 61st anniversary of the Arabisation of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) on Wednesday.

In 1956, His Majesty the late King Hussein Arabised the high command of JAF through the removal of British officers, particularly Lt. Gen. John Bagot Glubb, the British commander of the Arab Legion. In March 1957, the Anglo-Jordanian Agreement was abrogated, followed by the evacuation of British forces from the Kingdom. 

 

 

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