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Annual military exercise in Jordan

The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defense.

Annual military exercise in Jordan
The Jordanian Navy takes part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the 'Eager Lion' military exercises in the Gulf of Aqaba on May 18, 2015. The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defence. (AFP/Getty Images)
Annual military exercise in Jordan
A US strategic bomber B-52 is escorted by two Jordanian F-16 fighter jets as they take part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the 'Eager Lion' military exercises, in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, some 280 kilometres south of the Jordanian capital, Amman, on May 18, 2015. The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defence. (AFP/Getty Images)
Annual military exercise in Jordan
A helicopter fires artillery as they take part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the 'Eager Lion' military exercises in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, some 280 kilometres south of the Jordanian capital, Amman, on May 18, 2015. The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defence. (AFP/Getty Images)
Annual military exercise in Jordan
A rocket is fired during joint Jordan-US manoeuvres as they take part in the 'Eager Lion' military exercises in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, on May 18, 2015. The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defence. (AFP/Getty Images)
Annual military exercise in Jordan
A solider watches smoke rising as they take part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the 'Eager Lion' military exercises, in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, on May 18, 2015. The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defence. (AFP/Getty Images)
Annual military exercise in Jordan
A Jordanian tank takes part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the 'Eager Lion' military exercises in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia, on May 18, 2015. The annual 'Eager Lion' exercises includes the participation of 10,000 troops from at least 18 countries, and incorporates scenarios including disaster relief and air defence. (AFP/Getty Images)
Annual military exercise in Jordan
Jordan's Prince Faisal bin al-Hussein (L) and US Major General Robert G. Catalanotti shake hands as special forces from several countries participate in the 'Eager Lion' joint-military exercise, on the Jordan-Saudi Arabia border, some 260 km south of Amman, on June 5, 2014. The US and the Kingdom of Jordan are conducting Exercise Eager Lion, which has been held annually since 2011, and includes countries from five different continents and more than 12,500 participants. (AFP/Getty Images)