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Britain to offer Jordan more trainers in anti-IS strikes

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi in Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a visit to Jordan where she is to announce plans to send more British military trainers to help the kingdom's air force in the fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)

    British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi in Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a visit to Jordan where she is to announce plans to send more British military trainers to help the kingdom's air force in the fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)  (The Associated Press)

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi in Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a visit to Jordan where she is to announce plans to send more British military trainers to help the kingdom's air force in the fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)

    British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi in Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a visit to Jordan where she is to announce plans to send more British military trainers to help the kingdom's air force in the fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan's King Abdullah II meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at a military installation on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3 2017.  Jordan’s royal court said Monday that May and Jordan's King Abdullah II toured a military facility, viewing a rapid response force and joint training program. (Bashar Alaa Al Din, Jordanian Royal Palace via AP)

    Jordan's King Abdullah II meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May at a military installation on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, Monday, April 3 2017. Jordan’s royal court said Monday that May and Jordan's King Abdullah II toured a military facility, viewing a rapid response force and joint training program. (Bashar Alaa Al Din, Jordanian Royal Palace via AP)  (The Associated Press)

British Prime Minister Theresa May has begun a visit to Jordan where she is to announce plans to send more British military trainers to help the kingdom's air force in the fight against Islamic State group extremists.

Jordan's royal court said Monday that May and Jordan's King Abdullah II toured a military facility, inspecting a rapid response force and a joint training program.

May is on a three-day visit to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

In Jordan, she is to present a package of measures to boost cooperation between British forces and Jordan's air force. Jordan has carried out air strikes against IS targets as part of a U.S.-led military coalition against IS. IS controls parts of neighboring Syria and Iraq.

The training is to take place in Jordan and Britain.