US and Egyptian Special Operations Forces held annual JCET in Egypt

The annual JCET has been carried out on multiple locations in Egypt

Egyptian Special Operations Forces - Thunderbolt (Photo: Egyptian MoD)

The US Army’s Special Forces have conducted a set of joint training with the Egyptian Military Special Operations Forces Unit “Thunderbolt”. The JCET (joint combined exchange training) has been carried out with a focus on fighting terrorism in the field, the Egyptian MoD statement revealed on Sunday.

The official part of JCET, which took place in several locations on Egyptian soil, included exercises with focus on dealing with IEDs (improvised explosive devices), urban warfare (fighting in cities and in open areas), and storming terrorist strongholds in residential areas.

During the JCET, the commander of the Egyptian Special Forces gave a speech wherein he spoke about Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki and the chief of staff of the armed forces General Mohamed Farid’s appreciation of and welcome to the US Army Special Forces in Egypt for the training, the statement added.

JCET trainings have been held annually by the US and Egyptian special forces for several years. The main goal is to help in exchanging expertise in order to face different threats and challenges and to improve the overall cooperation between the countries.