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Egypt to host Operation Bright Star 2017 military drill with US army

By-Ahram

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00:09

Wednesday ,06 September 2017

Egypt to host Operation Bright Star 2017 military drill with US army

Egypt is set to host the joint military exercise Operation Bright Star 2017 with US forces in western Alexandria s Mohamed Naguib military base, a statement by the Egyptian armed forces read on Tuesday.

The joint exercise, set to take place from 10 to 20 September, is described by the Egyptian army as one of the most important joint military drills between the two countries.
 
The drill is the latest in a series of similar exercises between the Egyptian armed forces and other countries.
 
Operation Bright Star 2017 will address security cooperation and combating terrorism and extremism, as well as training to counter threats faced in a modern conventional war.
 
Operation Bright Star has been held regularly since 1981, with the latest exercise held in Egypt in 2009.
The Egyptian army says that the exercises contribute to boosting strategic and security relations between the US and Egypt.