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US military presence in Jordan expands to 1,000 troops

A Jordanian soldier keeps watch on top of a military vehicle as Syrian refugees cross the border, near Mafraq, on February 18, 2013. The US military has expanded its presence in Jordan to 1,000 troops, officials said Friday, in a show of force amid a ragiThe US military has expanded its presence in Jordan to 1,000 troops, officials said Friday, in a show of force amid the raging civil war in neighboring Syria. "The total comes to about 1,000" troops, up from about 250 personnel that have been in place for months, a US defense official told AFP, on condition of anonymity.