Egypt-Jordan joint military exercise kicks off
U.S. and Jordanian soldiers participate in Exercise Eager Lion at the Jordan-Saudi Arabia border, south of Amman May 18, 2015. Around 10,000 participants from 18 countries will take part in Eager Lion. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

CAIRO: Egypt and Jordan have started a joint military exercise, “Aqaba 2015″, hosted by Egypt, the Egyptian State Information Service (SIS) reported Saturday.

The drill, which kicked off Friday, will continue for several days, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said a statement Saturday.

The exercise includes the implementation of several activities, such as fighting terrorism and releasing hostages, Samir said, adding that “the exercise came to enhance means of military cooperation and partnership with Jordan in order to be ready for any joint mission to support stability and security in the region.”

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