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Over 500 Russian and Egyptian Troops Train to Kill Terrorists (Photos)

The Egyptian military is going to use the experience of the Russian Airborne Troops in the fight against international terrorism


The first Russian-Egyptian anti-terrorist exercise, dubbed Defenders of Friendship-2016 was held on October 15-26.

It took place in the desert, between the Egyptian cities of El-Alamein and Alexandria.

The Russian Airborne Troops arrived in the African continent for the first time.

Over 500 Russian and Egyptian paratroopers took part in the drills.

More than 15 helicopters and planes, 10 items of air-droppable military hardware were involved.

Russian and Egyptian servicemen practiced localization and elimination of militant groups in desert conditions.

Foreign representatives, including ambassadors and military attaches, were present in the capacity of observers.

Egyptian military are going to use the experience of the Russian Airborne Troops in the fight against international terrorism.

In 2015, Russia and Egypt held their first joint maritime exercises in the Mediterranean near Alexandria.

Next Russia-Egypt joint drill may be held in Russia next year.


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