Egypt and the United States began joint military exercises

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The exercises will be held at a military base named Mohammed Naguib.

On Saturday, September 8, Egypt’s armed forces and the United States began joint military exercises “Bright star – 2018” (Bright Star – 2018).

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The exercises will last until September 20, will include the participation of land forces, Navy and air force great Britain, Greece, Jordan, Italy, UAE, Saudi Arabia and France. As observers invited by the representatives of India, Iraq, Canada, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Chad and South Africa.

Representative of the armed forces of Egypt Colonel tamer al-Rifai said that the exercises will strengthen cooperation in security and combating terrorism. The exercise also will help strengthen strategic relationship between the United States and Egypt.

The group will spend close to combat training under the guidance of the integrated command centre with the latest systems of management and control. The exercises will be held at a military base named Muhammad Naguib West of the city of Alexandria. Exercises will be practiced interaction with naval and air operations, planning of joint actions, including the threat of weapons of mass destruction and combat missions in urban environments.

In the years 1980-2009 exercise “Bright star” held once in two years. They were considered the largest in the middle East. In 2011, it was decided not to carry them because of the political instability in Egypt after the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak. This year the exercises will be the largest in their history, given the number of attracted to them countries. As reported, this time the US has sent 800 troops on maneuvers.

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