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Northern Region Commander: 'Raad Al-Shamal' Maneuvers Represent Quantum Leap in Using all Forces in Field

Saudi Press Agency

Friday 1437/5/10 - 2016/02/19

Hafr Al-Batin, Northeastern Saudi Arabia, Jumada I 10, 1437, Feb 19, 2016, SPA -- Commander of the Northern region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maj. Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mutair has inspected the forces participating in 'Raad Al-Shamal' maneuvers and ensured the stages of their preparation and readiness in the largest military exercise in the history of the Middle East region.

He was briefed on the most significant tasks to be carried out by the participating armed forces according to schedule, expressing optimism that the exercises would achieve the identified goals in the exchange of experiences and to raise the level of military coordination.

During his inspection tour, the northern region commander Major General Fahd Al-Mutair confirmed that 'Raad Al-Shamal' drills represent a quantum leap in terms of the use of all the forces in the field, where it will employ all available capacity, according to the latest expertise and combat tactics to double performance degree in light of the integration of potential among all the forces involved.

He further said that all the concerned agencies provided all the administrative and logistic capabilities for the success of the maneuvers, stressing that King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin is able to accommodate the huge forces that have already arrived in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At the end of his tour, Major General Al-Mutair welcomed the forces of Muslim countries, pointing out that 'Raad Al-Shamal' exercises embody the keenness of these countries to reach the highest degree of force required to save the balance of stability and combating terrorism.

'Raad Al-Shamal' maneuvers combine forces representing countries of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Senegal, Sudan, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoros, Djibouti, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania and Mauritius as well as the Peninsula Shield forces.

15:53 LOCAL TIME 12:53 GMT

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