Moroccan and US forces prepare in Agadir

Training focuses on tactics, information, security, intelligence, movements and maneuvers, as well as joint operational planning, medical planning, cyber security and others. The sessions concluded on Friday with a ceremony to present certificates and reports to the participants Al Ahdad Al Maghribiya.

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African Lion 2023 will be held from June 2 to 16 in seven Moroccan regions, namely Agadir, Bengurir, Kenitra, Mahbez, Disnit, Tifnit and Danton. About 6,000 soldiers from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Ghana, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, NATO, the Netherlands and 27 observer nations are participating in US AFRICOM’s largest annual exercise. It covers operational, land, air, sea and NRBC (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical) exercises.

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The purpose of the military exercises is to strengthen the intervention capabilities of the participating countries’ armed forces and improve their operational capabilities to resolve complex, inter-regional crises, promote security and stability in the region. The African Lion is a symbol of major military cooperation between Morocco and the United States. The first preparatory meeting for the exercise took place from January 9 to 20 at the headquarters of the Southern Zone in Agadir.

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