Officials Say Troop Presence In Jordan Is Not Precursor To Syria Invasion
Despite social media reaction, officials claim military isn’t preparing to invade any nation
Social media has been reacting to photos circulating of U.S, British and Jordanian forces appearing to mass on a base near the Syrian Border. However, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) officials claim that this is not the beginning stages of an all-out combined invasion of southern Syria, but instead a training exercise known as Eager Lion.
Maj. Josh Jacques, a CENTCOM spokesman, told reporters with Military Times that, “[w]e do not have any U.S. forces in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan preparing for an invasion of any nation. All speculation on social and traditional media are completely false and without merit.”