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IN PICTURES: Saudi-Pakistani joint ‘Al-Samsam 6’ military drills conclude

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Activities of the joint military exercise Al-Samsam 6 between the Saudi Royal Land Forces and the Pakistani Army concluded on Friday, during which live ammunition, landing from airplanes, dealing with improvised explosive devices, ambushes, raids and combat patrols, were practiced.

“Al-Samsam 6 reflected combat ability and professionalism in activating and strengthening the concept of command and control, hitting targets with high precision and joint harmony between the two parties,” a statement read.

“The closing drill in the exercise was successfully carried out, achieving desired objectives as set forth, in the presence of the Commanding officer of the 30th Corps of the Pakistani Army Lt. Gen. Akram Al Haq, the Deputy Commander of Saudi Royal Land Forces Maj. Gen. Ahmed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Shihri and other senior commanding officers of the armed forces, in both countries,” the statement added.

Addressing the exercise, Maj. Gen. Al-Shihri thanked the Pakistani government and army, as well, for hospitality and good reception accorded to the Saudi Royal Land Forces personnel, who participated in this exercise, commending all officers exerted and individuals participated in the exercise for carrying out all stages, with great success, a fact that crucially helped to increase combat effectiveness of the Saudi ground forces, he concluded.

Main features of the exercise were characterized by seriousness and integration, in command and control, standardization of common military concepts and terminology and implementation of professional training stages between the units, which gave full confidence to participating forces to carry out tasks assigned to them, according to the commanding officer of the exercise Brig. Gen. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Buqmmi.