Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Egypt, Jordan Conclude 'Aqaba 6' Joint Military Drill

Egypt, Jordan Conclude 'Aqaba 6' Joint Military Drill

Tuesday, 7 December, 2021 - 06:30
Egyptian and Jordanian Armed Forces concluded Monday the Egyptian-Jordanian military drill "Aqaba 6"

The Egyptian and Jordanian military forces concluded Monday the “Aqaba 6” joint military drill in Jordan.

Maritime, air, and ground forces from both countries participated in the exercises that took was attended by several leaders of the Egyptian and Jordanian armed forces.

“The final stage of the training included the implementation of a joint operation to eliminate an armed terrorist hotbed inside a border village," read a statement by the military spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The Egyptian Thunderbolt Forces and the Jordanian Special Forces also carried out joint operations to resist armed terrorist elements stationed in the mountainous areas, the statement added.

The spokesman said that the training demonstrated the forces’ high capabilities in carrying out collective work.

The Egyptian and Jordanian Armed Forces launched the joint military drill in Oct 2019.

Editor Picks