September 19, 2021
Egyptian-Cypriot Ptolemy 2021 military exercise
By Ahmed Eleiba | Ahram Online
The Egyptian-Cypriot Ptolemy 2021 military exercise in Cyprus has concluded, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Sunday.
The exercise, which started earlier in September, saw special forces from both countries participating jointly for the first time.
According to the Egyptian Armed Forces’ statement, the first phase of the training included a set of theoretical and practical lectures with the aim of unifying combat concepts and refining the skills of the participating forces.
The exercise also included an exchange of expertise in first aid.
The training also included a number of small arms drills with live ammunition from different positions, as well as training for storming and clearing a terrorist outpost in a residential area.