American military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there to prepare for the possibility that Assad's regime could lose control of its chemical weapons, a report published by the New York Times on Wednesday said.
The task force is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman.
The New York Times mentioned that there were no comments on the US military operation from neither the Pentagon nor the Jordanian Embassy in Washington.
According to the New York Times report, the US mission in Jordan quietly began this summer. In May, the US organized a major training exercise, which was dubbed Eager Lion. About 12,000 troops from 19 countries, including Special Forces troops, participated in the exercise.
After it ended, the small American contingent stayed on and the task force was established at a Jordanian training center north of Amman. It includes communications specialists, logistics experts, planners, trainers and headquarters staff members, the report mentioned citing American officials.
Department of Monitoring