The chief of staff of the Egyptian armed forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, attended the final phase of the Radea-2020 drills on Thursday, which were carried out by units from the Egyptian central military region with the participation of the main branches of the armed forces.
According to the armed forces, the drills lasted for several days as part of the annual plan for combat training of formations and units on occasion of the celebrations of the 47th anniversary of the October War victory.
The drills aimed at training the troops on eliminating terror hideouts, securing residential areas, making preparations for battle, moving and conquering and then pushing the main force to attack the front border of hostile defences, and completing the attack to achieve the planned tasks, using the MILES simulation.
The training reflected the high standards of training the troops in various combat skills and their accurate implementation of the planned tasks and emergency missions with efficiency, the statement read.
Farid conveyed the greetings of President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, supreme commander of the armed forces, and Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki, to all participating personnel, noting their strenuous efforts during all phases of the manoeuvres.
He also discussed with commanders of the military branches the techniques of implementing the tasks, praising the distinguished performance and high combat skills of the troops.
He called on the troops to maintain their outstanding levels and high morale.
A number of military commanders and students from the military technical colleges and institutes attended the ceremony.