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Pakistani troops part of tripartite military exercise in Turkey

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey have launched a week-long tripartite military exercise at Tuzla in Turkey, said an ISPR statement issued here on Friday. “The three countries decided to hold joint exercises at the conclusion of the 5th Trilateral Summit in December 2010,” the statement added.
The joint exercise involves military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) against terrorists. The events include basic and battle order training, MOUT demonstration by the Turkish army, combat order, training controls, fighting in built-up and handmade explosives training sessions. Specialist teams of three countries comprising sniper and anti-tank detachments are taking part.
The purpose of the training is to share military knowledge, reinforcing and maintaining coordination among the three countries, the statement said. This is the first time that a trilateral exercise among the three countries is being conducted on the Turkish soil.
“It will play a pivotal role in cementing close military ties between the countries in the realm of combating the menace of terrorism and extremism being spearheaded by the inimical forces,” the statement said.

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