20th African Lion Exercise kicks off in Agadir

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The Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and the U.S. Armed Forces are co-hosting the 20th edition of the African Lion exercise until May 31.

An opening ceremony was held on Monday at the headquarters of the South Zone Headquarters in Agadir to announce the official launch of this multinational joint exercise, in the presence of military officials from participating nations.

At the ceremony, co-chaired by Major General Mohammed Benlouali, Chief of Staff of the South Zone, and Major General Todd R. Wasmund, Commanding General of the U.S. Army-Africa Task Force South, the scenario for the 20th Command Post Simulation Exercise and related activities were presented.

Around 7,000 elements of armed forces from some 20 countries, plus the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), are taking part in these large-scale military exercises alongside the FAR and the US Armed Forces.

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