“AFRICAN LION” MILITARY DRILLS KICK OFF IN MOROCCO

RABAT, - The African Lion multi-national military drills kicked off in the southern Moroccan city of Agadir on Saturday.

Military personnel from 11 countries are partaking in the largest joint annual exercise in Africa, the US embassy in Rabat said in a press statement.

It noted that nearly 1,300 personnel from the US marines, ground and air forces will participate in the drills, held under the command of the US African Command (Africom).

In addition the US and Morocco, armies of Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France, Mali, Tunisia, Mauritania, Senegal, would contribute to the exercise to continue till April 28th.

African Lion is an annually scheduled, bilateral US and Moroccan-sponsored exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of African partner nation's (APN) tactics, techniques and procedures.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK