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King attends tactical exercise by 1st Royal Guards Mechanised Brigade


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday attended a tactical exercise by the Central Military Region’s 1st Royal Guards Mechanised Brigade.
The King was received at the exercise location by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti, and senior JAF officers, according to a Royal Court statement.
Huneiti stressed commitment to implementing His Majesty’s directives to continue developing and upgrading JAF capacities and ensuring decent standards of living for army personnel, the statement said.
Huneiti said there are plans for increased focus on training to ensure JAF personnel are ready to safeguard Jordan and counter terrorist and extremist threats.
Huneiti expressed JAF’s pride in the King’s leadership and achievements in spreading peace and compassion, which have garnered international attention, the statement said.
The tactical exercise simulated the execution of a tight defence plan, utilising artillery and attack helicopters, as well as various types of arms and anti-tank weapons, according to the statement. 
Senior officials and officers, heads of security agencies, military retirees, a number of university students, presidents and faculty, and military attachés at embassies in Jordan attended the exercise.

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