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Bright Star 2017 raises capabilities of Egyptian-US troops on terrorism combat: Army Chief of Staff

Egyptian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Hegazi, and acting ambassador of the United States to Egypt, Thomas Goldburger, witnessed on Wednesday the final stage of the Egyptian-US military exercise “Bright Star 2017,” that included a shooting project, implemented by mechanical and armored elements as well as special …

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US and Egypt to resume joint military training operation after 8 years

US and Egyptian Armed Forces are set to resume joint training exercises known as “Operation Bright Star” from September 10-20, after an eight-year hiatus, with a focus on anti-terrorism training, the spokesperson for the Egyptian military said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Russian, Egyptian military ties increase

Days after the US cut part of the financial and military aid to Egypt, state-owned media in Russia announced that tactical military exercises from both sides will take place next September in Russia. The outlet also announced that drills will take place to train Egyptian pilots on the newly acquired …

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US to participate in biennial military exercise with Egypt for first time since Arab Spring

The US military will take part in a biennial joint military exercise with Egypt called Bright Star 2017 — marking the first time the United States has participated in the joint exercise since the toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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Sisi ready to train Lebanese army: Hariri

In an interview with state-run news agency MENA, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably during their meeting at the presidential palace on Wednesday.

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