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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

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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.”

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Eager Lion is an annual military exercise that CENTCOM takes great pride in, according to officials. It is usually held in May it features nearly 24 countries and 3,600 U.S. troops, with a total of 7,400 attending this year’s exercises, according to the report.
Joshua Raymond-Castro

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Joshua Raymond-Castro is a U.S. Marine Veteran and Journalist. He studies Journalism and Mass Communications at Ashford University and resides with his wife and son in the Washington D.C. area. You can follow his articles on www.joshcastrowriter.com.