The “Eager Lion” military drill 2018 concluded its 8th edition in Jordan on Wednesday with a naval exercise to raid and inspect a vessel in participation of the US marines, Petra news agency reported.
In simulation of a hostage-taking operation, the troops successfully liberated hostages and nabbed the outsider culprits after they cordoned off the vessel with speed raid boats, and rescued the detainees with the help of military helicopters.
The joint final-day war game also brought the anti-terror crews together to professionally destroy a beach target.
The Eager Lion is an annual joint exercise that has been held in Jordan since 2011.
The war games sought to bolster military cooperation between the Jordanian-Us armies, and training to face potential current and future security threats as 7,000 land, naval and air troops took part in them.
On this occasion, The Chairman of the Jordanian Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat (photo) met with US Army Central Commander Lt. General Michael Garrett and an accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the Army Chief discussed with the US delegation regional and international developments, and means to boost cooperation and coordination to serve the interests of the two countries' armed forces.
Lt. General Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat also received Pakistan’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Zubair Mahmud Hayat and an accompanying delegation.
The meeting focused on the latest regional and international developments as well as scopes of cooperation and coordination between the armed forces of the two countries.