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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia conduct joint counterterrorism drills: ISPR

Saudi Arabia, December 4, 2017

The Al-Shehab-2 joint counter terrorism exercise between the Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Special Forces is under way at the Prince Naif Security City in Riyadh on Sunday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The initiative aims to help the participating troops to learn from their shared experiences in counter terrorism, as well as, to foster bilateral cooperation between the two forces.

Sixty-eight officers and soldiers belonging to the Special Services Group (SSG) are participating in this exercise from the Pakistani contingent.

Al-Shehab 1 joint counter terrorism exercise was held last year in Pakistan.

The two-week long exercise started back on November 25 and shall end on December 10.