2nd phase of Egypt-Jordan Aqaba 2015 military drill kicks off
Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi - YOUM7

CAIRO: Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and Jordanian Chief of Staff Mashal al Zaben launched Monday the second phase of the Aqaba 2015 joint military drill, Youm7 reported.

Elements of the Egyptian and Jordanian special units are participating in the military exercises which aim at promoting military cooperation and partnership between the two countries to support security and stability efforts in the region.

The second phase of the military maneuver witnessed training for fighting organized terrorist groups, raiding suspected vehicles and hideouts and freeing hostages, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir was quoted by Youm7.

“The exercise came to enhance means of military cooperation and partnership with Jordan in order to be ready for any joint mission to support stability and security in the region,” said Samir.

The maneuver is being carried out by elements from the Commandos and the Navy Special Units from both countries. It featured a simulation of comprehensive operations to attack inhabited border towns, he added.

The first phase of the joint military exercises kicked off Dec. 18.

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