1,500 US troops to remain in Jordan until improvement in security situation, says White House
1,500 US troops will stay in Jordan until "the [regional] security situation improves," said the White House this weekend (Courtesy of Petra News Agency)
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The United States will keep 1,500 US troops in Jordan due to the regional security situation, according to Reuters reports from Saturday. The White House made the announcement to Congress Friday.
“These forces will remain in Jordan, in full coordination with the government of Jordan, until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed,” a White House report said.
The US mission in Jordan includes a Patriot missile system and a fighter aircraft to aid the Jordanian government in its efforts to mitigate the strains from the neighboring war in Syria.
In its mandatory report to Congress, the White House also reported that US military troops will continue operations in Niger, Mali, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Central African Republic.