20 counties take part in Islamic military exercises
March 07, 2016
Spokesman of Coalition Forces Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Asiri said that North Thunder military drill is currently being held in Hafr-Al-Batin in northern Saudi Arabia; where 20 Arab and Islamic countries are participating in order to ensure the readiness of their armed forces. The drill is led by Saudi Arabia.
“The drill includes helicopters and fighter jets targeting areas where ground forces engage with terrorist elements, in addition to saving members of the joint forces trapped in hostile areas, and clearing all enemy areas," Brig. Gen. Al-Asiri said.
Brig. Gen. Asiri pointed out that North Thunder is designed to address and deter militias and terrorist elements, and to reach the two phases of compatibility and integration among the participating countries' forces through exchange of military experience among them in order to reach the goal of unity and rapid presence to meet the request of any country to summon forces to intervene to save its security and that of the region.