Troops Practice Retaking Land in 18-Nation Drill in Jordan

May 18, 2015 8:01 PM

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Troops participating in an 18-nation drill have staged mock exercises, including recapturing an international border and a ship seized by militants.

Some 10,000 troops are taking part in the two-week "Eager Lion" exercise hosted by Jordan for the fifth year. Many are from countries that have joined a U.S.-led military coalition against Islamic State extremists. The group has captured large areas of Syria and Iraq, and seized the Iraqi city of Ra...

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