Egypt, Bahrain begin 'Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed 2016' joint military drills

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Dec 2016

Egypt, Bahrain
Egypt and Bahrain during joint military drills with Bahrain titled "Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed 2016", which commenced on Monday. (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's army spokesman)

Egypt commenced on Monday joint military drills with Bahrain titled "Khaled Ibn Al-Waleed 2016" which will continue through 30 December, the army’s spokesperson announced.

The spokesperson said the drills come "in the context of military partnership, cooperation and coordination between the armed forces of the two countries," in an official statement on Monday.

The training, which will take place in the Bahraini Eisa air base, will involve sharing expertise on a number of combat activities, including special forces training, counter-terrorism tactics, freeing hostages and storming facilities.

On 9 December, Egyptian and Greek armed forces concluded the "Medusa 2016" joint military drills in Greece.

Egypt has carried out 30 joint military exercises in 2016 with 20 Arab and African countries, and European countries including France and Russia.

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