Firearms training with exchange of weapons during the 2016 Friendship Protectors Russia-Egyptian anti-terrorist exercise.Andrey Chapligin/RIA Novosti
Battalions from the Russian and Egyptian parachute corps have been working together in an exercise to capture and liberate buildings from terrorists in a village in Egypt as part of the first Russo-Egyptian military training deal, dubbed “Defending Friendship in 2016.”
These exercises are taking place at Alam El-Khadem, not far from Alexandria, from Oct. 15-26. Roughly 500 soldiers are taking part in the manoeuvers.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the military exercises are being observed by representatives from more than 30 countries.
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