The Jordanian Army staged a large scale desert manoeuvre on Monday (May 25) to celebrate the country's Army and Independence Day.
The Jordanian Army staged a large scale desert manoeuvre on Monday (May 25) to celebrate the country's Army and Independence Day. King Hussein took his young son Prince Abdullah along to watch the army in action.
The special exercise took place at a secret rendezvous in the desert, and the King and his eight year old son were welcomed by the Chief of the Jordanian Armed Forces and other high ranking officers.
They then watched as a combined force mounted an attack on a target area. The manoeuvre started with heavy artillery and machine gun fire on the supposed enemy position. Tanks and infantry, supported by Jordanian Air Force helicopters, moved forward to occupy the zone.
After expressing his satisfaction with the efficiency of the operation, King Hussein rode on a tank to inspect the troops who had taken part.