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Jordan’s king takes part in tactical military drill

Jordan’s King Abdullah on Tuesday (April 30th) attended a tactical exercise conducted by the 2nd Royal Armoured Battalion of the 40th King Hussein bin Talal Royal Armoured Brigade, the Jordan Times reported.

Abdullah, who serves as supreme commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), joined part of the drill, participating in a marksmanship exercise, a Royal Court statement said.

He expressed pride in JAF personnel, commending their readiness and high morale.

The exercise included reconnaissance operations, aerial support by Cobra attack helicopters, live fire and the use of tanks and artillery, the statement said.

The king also met with retired military personnel who served with him in the 2nd Royal Armoured Battalion, joining them for breakfast.

During his military service, Abdullah in 1992 became commander of the 2nd Royal Armoured Battalion.

The military retirees attended the tactical exercise and helped the battalion’s personnel with tasks related to tank maintenance and ammunition transport.

A number of senior military officers and heads of formations in the Central Military Region attended the exercise, the statement said.

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