Egypt concludes military exercises with Russia and Pakistan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Egyptian army announced on Sunday the conclusion of two maneuvers, one with Russia and the other with Pakistani and Jordanian forces, including rocket fire and storming an armed outpost.

The spokesman of the Egyptian army, Colonel Tamer Rifai, in a statement today: “The activities of the joint Egyptian-Russian training” shares of friendship – 1″.

He explained that the exercise “was carried out by elements of the Egyptian and Russian air defense forces for the first time in Egypt, in the fields equipped for the air defense forces.”

The exercise, which began in early November, included “successfully managing a real air strike by joint forces from both sides.”

“The rocket fire from the Egyptian and Russian air defense forces of various weapons and specialties and anti-aircraft artillery was carried out.”

In another context, Rifai announced, on Sunday, the conclusion of “joint training activities” Dawn of the East 1, which was attended by elements of the Egyptian, Pakistani and Jordanian special forces and several countries as observers.

“It has continued over the past two weeks on Pakistani soil,” he said.

According to the statement of the spokesman, “the final stage included the implementation of a practical statement to break into an armed terrorist outpost and clear it of terrorist elements.”

Egypt is participating in the exercise, “for the first time in a way that contributes to strengthening the relations of military cooperation and efforts of security and stability,” the statement said.

The region, which is teeming with armed conflict, has been experiencing a significant momentum of joint military exercises in the Arab world or with Western countries, particularly in recent months.

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