The three U.S. Army Special Forces were members of the 5th Special Forces Group based at Ft. Cambell, Kentucky. All three were killed and one Jordanian soldier was injured on November 4 when a shootout erupted at a checkpoint at the Prince Faisal Air Base near Jafr, some 150 miles south of the Jordanian capital Amman.
The three were identified as Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen, Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe and Staff Sgt. James Moriarty. According to official U.S. narratives some 2,000 U.S. troops are working in Jordan “while participating in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State”.
Some of these 2,000 troops have also been assigned to the CIA-led training programs for “Syrian opposition fighters”.
The CIA would not comment on the incident, nor on the role of the soldiers in the agencies programs. Initial U.S. reports described the shooting as “an act of terrorism”.
Jordanian investigators, however, concluded thus far that the shooting occurred when “a shot was released from inside on of the Humvees” that were approaching the entrance point to the Prince Faisal Air Base.
Only five months ago six Jordanian border guards were killed in a suicide-car bombing near the Syrian border. Border security and security at bases has since been heightened.
To the U.S. narrative about the 2,000 soldiers in Jordan being there to participate in the war against ISIS. Most of the U.S. soldiers stationed in Jordan after the so-called withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Moreover, U.S. Special Forces have been deeply involved in training “rebels” and cooperating with “rebels” since 2012.
This includes the over 20,000 strong so-called Libyan brigade that launched to major campaigns in Syria in June and July 2012, using the area around the border town of al-Mafraq as staging ground.
The Libyan Brigade was a direct descendant of the Al-Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and at that time led by the Irish – Libyan MI6 asset and LIFG 2nd in commend Mahdi Al-Harati.
The staging ground for those and other attacks was the region around the border town Al-Mafraq and the Ramtha Air Base.
The Ramtha Air Base, US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) forces (linked to the CIA) as well as top-US-military brass, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey, were also involved in the chain of command that led to the chemical weapons attack carried out in East Ghouta, Syria, under the direct command of then Liwa-al-Islam leader Zahran Alloush. Alloush, the Supreme Commander of Liwa-al-Islam has been working for Saudi Arabia’s Intelligence Service since the 1980s and cooperated with US intelligence during the Afghanistan war, so he was by no means a stanger to the JSOC or the CIA.