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Egyptian, Saudi warplanes take part in joint war games

AP  |  Cairo 

Warplanes from allies and have begun joint war games that are coinciding with separate drills between and both the United States and

Today's announcement by Egypt's official MENA agency says the Saudi-Egyptian games are being held in and will last several days. It gave no further details.

Egypt is a member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen, providing warships to patrol Red Sea waters off Yemen's coast.

Egypt on Sunday began 10-day war games with US troops. The games, codenamed "Bright Star," are being held after an 8 -year hiatus. Egyptian and Russian airborne units are also involved in war games.

Egypt has spent billions of dollars on new arms purchases as it constructs an image of a regional military power.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 01:22 IST