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Egypt, UK, Italy begin war games in Mediterranean

The exercise aims to protect maritime units while crossing dangerous areas

Mahmoud Barakat   | 07.12.2018
Egypt, UK, Italy begin war games in Mediterranean File Photo

Egypt

By Mohame al-Rayes

CAIRO

Egypt, U.K. and Italy began on Friday a joint military drill in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Egyptian military.

Egyptian vessels participated in the exercise as well as two frigates from Italian and British naval forces, the army said in a statement.

The exercise aims to protect maritime units while crossing dangerous areas, the statement said.

On Sunday, the Egyptian army said it began a joint military drill with France in the Red Sea.

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