Egypt, Saudi Arabia start joint military drills Tabuk 5

Ahmed Eleiba , Sunday 9 Jan 2022

The Egyptian and Saudi armed forces started on Sunday the joint Tabuk 5 drills in the Gulf country, Egypt's army spokesman said in a statement.

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The Egyptian and Saudi armed forces started on Sunday, 9 January 2022, the first day of the joint Tabuk 5 drills in the Gulf country (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian armed forces spokesman)

The multi-day training is part of the "joint training plan with friendly and brotherly countries to support cooperative relations in various military fields," read the statement.

The event involves the participation of infantry, thunderbolt forces, and paratroopers, according to the statement.

In 2018, the two nations conducted the Tabuk 4 exercises in Egypt’s southern military zone, headquartered in Assiut, for 10 days, with the participation of land and air forces. Inspectors from other Gulf Arab countries also took part.

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