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Egyptian troops to Bahrain and UAE for Gulf war games

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:35
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. March 13, 2017, 12:31 PM (IDT)

Egyptian naval, air, special options and infantry units were flown to the Gulf Saturday to take part in two military exercises – one by the Bahrain armed forces, dubbed king Hamed 2, and the other in the United Arab Emirate, named Zayed 2 after the Crown Prince. They are practicing counter-terror operations and the handling of roadside bombs. There is no word on the length of those exercises,or how long Egyptian forces will remain away from home.

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