Jordan and United Arab Emirates special forces tested on Monday their abilities to respond to chemical attacks on a fictitious dried-out tent city in the Kingdom’s desert plain amid a 15-day military exercise involving combined land, air and sea manoeuvres across the country.

With the “Fruitful Coordination“ codeword for the operation within the Eager Lion — drills with a theme of irregular warfare —  security forces pulled survivors and corpses from the contaminated area targeted by the chemical weapon attack.

“The scenario was one of a chemical attack in a refugee camp; however, this could happen in other contexts,“ Director of Joint Military Training at the Jordan Armed Forces Brigadier General Fahed Damen told reporters after the war game. […]