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‘Eager Lion’ multinational military drill kicks off

May 25,2014 - Last updated at May 25,2014

AMMAN — The Jordan-hosted “Eager Lion” international military drill kicked off on Sunday with the participation of 22 countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

Organised by the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), the military drill is held at several training fields and centres with the participation of more than 13,000 army personnel.

Invitations to local and international media outlets have been sent by the JAF to attend a press conference at 11am Tuesday at the Special Forces Command offices during which details on the training drill will be disclosed, Petra said. 

In a previous statement, the JAF said that the event, held in Jordan for the fourth successive year, will run until June 10 and also with the participation of private and civil institutions concerned with crisis management.

 

The JAF has put the objective of the multi-country military exercise as “to strengthen military cooperation and coordination between participating countries”.

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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