April 17, 2013
The United States plans to deploy 200 troops in Jordan because of “the deteriorating situation” in war-torn Syria, Jordan’s Information Minister Mohammad Momani says.
“The deployment of the troops is part of US-Jordanian military cooperation to boost the Jordanian armed forces in light of the deteriorating situation in Syria,” Momani told AFP.
He did not say when the troops were scheduled to arrive in Jordan.
“US and Jordanian officials have been in touch for the past two days,” he said.