WATCH: Video shows Jordan’s King Abdullah taking part in military exercise


He may be almost 55 years old, but Jordan’s King Abdullah II impressed his compatriots when he led Jordanian soldiers in a military exercise with live ammunition.

A video, published by the Royal Court on Tuesday, shows King Abdullah in full military gear, with a machine gun that appeared to be M16, in a war-like simulated environment.

Military ammunition is not new to this field. The Jordanian monarch joined the country’s armed forces as lieutenant colonel and served as a platoon commander and assistant commander in the fortified brigade of the 40th Brigade after returning from Britain, where he joined Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1980.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49