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Oman: UK helps out with major exercise

British forces have joined their Omani counterparts in a six-week exercise which will run until November. Described by local commanders as the Sultan’s Armed Forces’ largest exercises to date, the Al Shomoukh 2 and Saif Saree 3 drills will involve some 70,000 Omani and 5,500 UK personnel, as well as 200 tanks and other armoured vehicles, supported by six naval vessels and eight Eurofighter Typhoon warplanes.

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