“Al Aqaba 7,” a joint military exercise between Egypt and Jordan, began on Monday and will last through November 9.
The infantry, special forces, and naval personnel from Egypt and Jordan conduct the drills in the Southern Military Zone and the Red Sea. To familiarize each side with the other’s military expertise and to harmonize ideas among participating parts, the initial phase was made up of lectures and actual application. Both the arms and the exercise equipment have been displayed. The spokesperson for the Egyptian Armed Forces emphasized that the aim of the exercises is to improve the participant’s capacity to plan, coordinate, and carry out in the allotted times and under all conditions. Aqaba 6 Joint Egyptian-Jordanian Exercises were held in December 2021. Land forces, special forces, paratroopers, naval special forces, and members of both countries’ special branches participated in those operations. According to the Egyptian Armed Forces’ news release, the exercises involved a cooperative effort to destroy a terrorist stronghold in a border village. In order to cut off supplies, encircle the settlement, and establish observation positions from which to verify intelligence about the enemy, the operation started with paratrooping.