Pak-Saudi special forces joint counter-terrorism exercise underway in Riyadh (PHOTOS)

  • Pakistani contingent comprising of 68 officers and soldiers of Special Services Group (SSG) is participating in this exercise
Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – Pak-Saudi Special Forces joint counter-terrorism exercise ‘Al-Shehab-2’ is underway at Prince Naif Security City, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two weeks long exercise started on November 25 and will continue till December 10. The first joint military exercise ‘Al-Shehab 1’ was held last year in Pakistan.

A Pakistani contingent comprising of 68 officers and soldiers of Special Services Group (SSG) is participating in this exercise, according to the military’s media wing.

The Pak-Saudia joint exercise will help the participating troops from both sides to learn from each others’ experiences in the counterterrorism field and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two forces and the countries.

The joint military exercise had focused on counter-terrorism operations, hostage and rescue, cordon and search operations, and was intended to further strengthen military ties between the two countries.

The drills also served as a platform to share the Pakistan Army’s experience in the war against terrorism.