Armored helicopters convoy cargo helicopters during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)
Armored helicopters convoy cargo helicopters during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

Qatar and the United States will increase the joint military exercises between the two countries soon, state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Sunday.

The remarks were made by Qatar’s Major General Mohammed bin Ali Al Ghanim and the visiting Commanding General of the U.S. Central Command Michael Garrett.

Qatar, the host of the Al Udeid air base, the biggest U.S. military base in the Middle East, has concluded the Cpx Command Center Exercise which aimed at training the brigade’s leaders at all levels by imposing various military maneuver.

Qatar hosts more than 10,000 U.S. troops and around 72 F-15 aircraft at the Al Udeid air base.

Since the Gulf crisis, Qatar and United States held a number of joint military exercises as part of the “the enduring military-to-military” partnership between the two countries.

On June 5 last year, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Qatar over accusations of Doha’s support for Islamist extremist groups.
Qatar denies the allegations. Enditem

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