A two-week-long Joint Exercise “AL-SAMSAAM VII” between the Royal Saudi Land Forces and Pakistan Army troops commenced at Hafr Al-Batin in Saudi Arabia, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)

According to the military’s media wing, Commander of Royal Saudi Land Forces, Northern Region, Major General Saleh bin Ahmed Al Zehrani was the chief guest on the occasion.

Joint Exercise ‘SAMSAAM VII’ will focus on counter-terrorism operations including cordon and search, combat patrols and dealing with IEDs.

The drill is a series of ongoing bilateral military exercises between the Saudi Forces and Pakistan Army, said ISPR.

It provides participating troops an opportunity to benchmark their respective operational practices and procedures as well as learn from each other’s experiences.