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Egyptian and US special forces carry out joint counter-terrorism training

Ahmed Eleiba , Sunday 15 Sep 2019
Egypt
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Units from the Egyptian military’s "Thunderbolt" special forces have carried out a joint combined exchange training (JCET) with US army’s special forces on fighting terrorism in the field, the military said on Sunday.
 
According to the statement released by the armed forces, the training, which took place in Egypt, included exercises on ways to deal with explosive devices, fighting in cities and in open areas, and eliminating terrorist hideouts in residential areas. 
 
During the training, the commander of the Thunderbolt forces gave a speech wherein he spoke about Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki and the chief of staff of the armed forces General Mohamed Farid's appreciation of and welcome to the American forces in Egypt for the training, the statement added.
 
JCET trainings have been held by the US and Egyptian special forces for several years, to help in exchanging expertise in order to face different threats and challenges
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