Members of the special operations regiment from Petawawa have placed third in an international competition that tests the counter-terrorism skills of law enforcement and military units.

Two teams from China, the Snow Leopard Commando unit and a group from China’s police academy, took the top two slots, according to a statement from Jordan’s military.

The Canadian Special Operations Regiment placed third during the competition that included events testing skills in hostage rescue, aircraft assault, building entry and handling casualties. Shooting exercises were also included in the competition held at the King Abdullah II special operations training centre in Amman from March 24-28.

Thirty-five units from 18 countries, including France, the U.S., Russia and the Netherlands, took part in the competition.

The Canadian Forces would not comment on the regiment’s participation in the competition. But CSOR’s involvement was mentioned in articles in the Jordan Times and Jane’s military magazine.

The Canadian Special Operations Regiment team leader was quoted in the Jordan Times as calling the competition “fun”, with the team winning five awards as well as third place in the overall results.

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