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King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center

kasotcLocation: Amman, Jordan


Type: Military

All Jordanian security forces undergo counterterrorism training at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, in Amman. Border guards and all law enforcement receive at least one or two months intensive training at the Center too.

CIED training support offered to Jordan’s security forces by the US has taken place at the King Abdullah training center. The Center has also been used as a base for training of other forces by Jordan and their allies.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.