The Amiri Guard concluded on Wednesday the activities of the two-week "Al Kawaser 2" exercise, in co-operation with the Sultan's Special Force of Oman, at the "Lahsnieh" camp, in the presence of Amiri Guard Commander Major General Hazza bin Khalil al-Shahwani.
The exercises were held within the framework of co-operation between the two sides in the fields of military training and counter-terrorism efforts.
The Deputy Commander of the Amiri Guard, the Inspector General, a number of the assistants of Commander of the Amiri Guard, and Major Commander of the Joint Special Forces Major General Hamad Abdullah al-Fetais al-Marri attended the closing ceremony of the exercise.
From the Sultan's Special Forces, Assistant Commander for Operations and Training Colonel Hamad al-Kamshouei, Director of Operations Colonel Mohamed Ali al-Amri, several senior officers, and the Omani Military Attache Colonel Ali al-Kalbani attended the closing ceremony of the drill.
The "Al Kawaser 2" exercise aimed to brief the officers on the various experiences in the field of modern military tactics related to counter-terrorism methods, in addition to exchanging training experience in the field of military operations, raising the level of competence and preparedness, developing training methods, and acquiring new combat skills.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the exercise, Major Mohamed Salman al-Mohannadi, the exercise manager, said that "Al Kawaser 2", the first edition of which was held in Oman, comes within the framework of the exchanging training experiences between the two parties, in light of the distinguished relations between the two countries.
He pointed out that the joint training contributes to developing the level of the trainees and enhances their capabilities, and helps them reach the highest levels of combat readiness in facing various dangers.
Al-Mohannadi pointed out that co-ordination with the Omani side was carried out at the highest level, adding that the drill is an extension of the joint exercises implemented by the Amiri Guard with friendly countries, aiming at developing methods used in the training process through learning about different military experiences, raising the level of readiness, and briefing the participants on combat skills.
In his speech on behalf of the Sultan's Special Force, First Lieutenant Mahmoud Hamid al-Shamsi confirmed that "Al Kawaser 2" exercise gained great importance for being the reflection of teamwork, competence, fighting spirit, and high state of readiness of the members of the Amiri Guard, as well as the advanced level of the training process,
He pointed to the necessity of continuing such joint exercises because of their great impact in exchanging training and operational experiences, and enhancing military co-operation between the two countries under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
The exercise included theoretical and field exercises related to counter-terrorism methods, and sudden hazards related thereto, such as training to storm buildings, aircraft, vehicles and trains using rapid intervention vehicles, shooting skills and tactics used to free the hostages, in addition to emergency response training.
During the closing presentation, the trainees demonstrated a high level of competence and readiness, both at the field or operational training level.
The event concluded with the Deputy Commander of the Amiri Guards honouring the participants for their outstanding and distinguished performance.
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