Casablanca – The Algerian army has undertaken a four-day military training exercise south of Tindouf under the supervision of Gaid Salah, Chief of Staff of the Algerian army.
For the second time this year, the National Popular Army (ANP) of Algeria carried out a live fire training exercise in an area dubbed Third Military Zone in Tindouf, near the border with Morocco.
The four-day training began November 10 and was supervised on last the day by Gaid Salah, who inspected some units of the operational sector.
According to a statement from the Algerian Ministry of Defense, Gaid Salah “supervised the execution of a tactical exercise of actual shooting aimed at the offensive in motion, carried out by units of the land forces.”
The 76-year-old senior military officer observed different stages of the military exercise, which was executed under conditions close to reality to ensure a “rigorous planning and organization” and to guarantee the high-level competence of executives.
According to Algerian French-speaking news source Elwatan, this operation was aimed at “determining their current degree of mastery over the available equipment and at acquiring the combat proficiency necessary to reach an operational readiness of the units.”
Last May, Gaid Salah supervised another military live fire training exercise in the same area, close to the southwestern Moroccan border, this time accompanied by Commander of the ‘third military region’, Major-General Said Chengriha.
During a meeting held last March, this this Major General explicitly described Morocco as “the enemy of the Sahrawis and Algeria.”
Edited by Constance Guindon