Where will the 20th edition of the “African Lion” military exercise take place?


On the instructions of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Leader and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), the “African Lion 2024” exercise will be jointly conducted, for the twentieth time, by the FAR and their American counterparts. , from May 20 to 31 in Benguérir, Agadir, Tan-Tan, Akka and Tifnit, indicates the General Staff of the FAR in a press release.

Around 7,000 elements of the armed forces from around twenty countries in addition to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will take part in these maneuvers in Morocco, alongside the Royal Armed Forces and the American Armed Forces. large-scale military operations, specifies the same source.

The “African Lion 2024” exercise includes several activities including tactical, land, maritime and air exercises, combined, day and night, a special forces exercise, airborne operations, as well as an operational planning exercise for executives of the staff of the “Task Force”, continues the press release. This twentieth edition also includes a cycle of academic training, organized in preparation for the exercise, training to combat weapons of mass destruction and a set of medical-surgical and social services provided for the benefit of the population of the region. Akka by a military field hospital, notes the same source.

Contributing to the strengthening of operational, technical and procedural interoperability between the participating armies, the “African Lion 2024” exercise, the largest exercise conducted in Africa, remains an unmissable event where military executives come together to exchange information. procedures and experiences, particularly in terms of training and combined joint training, underlines the press release.

This twentieth edition testifies to the sustainability which characterizes the cooperation between the Royal Armed Forces and the American Armed Forces, reflecting the historical and solid links which bind the two countries, concludes the General Staff of the FAR.

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