Egyptian and Saudi military wrap up week of joint maneuvers

The Egyptian and Saudi armed forces have ended a week of joint military maneuvers in the desert near Egypt's northern coast.

The official MENA news agency says the drill, code-named "Tabuk-2," included an operation to repulse an enemy, a counter- attack and an enactment of an infantry thrust deep into enemy territory.

The report says F-16 warplanes, French-army Gazelle helicopters, armored and artillery units took part in the exercise, which ended Wednesday.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have increased their military co-operation recently, including conducting military and naval exercises.

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