Jordanian Armed Forces partner with U.S. and U.K. forces for military exercises. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Young/released
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 By Ryan Maass (UPI)
The U.K. Ministry of Defence announced the country will provide more military equipment to the Jordanian Armed Forces to help them counter border threats. The package amounts to over $3.84 million, and includes non-lethal transport vehicles, body armor, communications and IT equipment. The package is part of the United Kingdom's support for the Jordanian Armed Forces Quick Reaction Force, and their fight against the Islamic State, Sunni militants also identified as Daesh and by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL. The militants have taken considerable territory in Iraq and Syria, two countries bordering Jordan. Penny Mordaunt, Minister of the State for Armed Forces, visited the growing force in Jordan over the weekend.