Jordan-Saudi military exercises wrap up in Amman

Joint exercises are ostensibly aimed at enhancing both countries’ ability to confront ‘terrorist threats’

Jordan-Saudi military exercises wrap up in Amman

World Bulletin / News Desk

Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday wrapped up joint military exercises conducted in the Jordanian capital, according to the Saudi embassy in Amman

The joint maneuvers, which began on Sunday, were ostensibly aimed at developing both countries’ military capacities with a view to confronting "terrorist threats”.

“The Yarmouk 2 maneuvers were staged with the participation of Ghazi al-Sarhan, commander of the Northern Jordanian Military Zone, and Fahd bin Abdullah al-Mutair, commander of the Saudi army's Northern Region, along with other senior military officers,” the embassy said in a statement. 

At a closing ceremony, al-Mutair said the joint exercises would “enhance our military forces and raise the capabilities of our officers, especially given that Jordan participates in Operation Decisive Storm” -- a reference to the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

The four-day exercises were organized jointly by the Saudi Armed Forces’ 12th Khalid bin al-Waleed Brigade and the Jordanian Armed Forces’ Princess Alia Brigade.

Last Mod: 16 Kasım 2017, 11:54
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