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African Lion's Military Exercise Canceled
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:41 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

One of the largest military exercises of the United States (US) in Africa has failed because of the corona virus, after a week ago was significantly approved.

The US command in Africa said Monday the decision to count the large number of exercises called the African Lion (African Lion) led by the US were carried out "as a precautionary measure". In addition, cancellations made related to international travel related to COVID-19 and efforts to replace the risk of military members affected by the corona virus.

US-led "African lion" exercises in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal which receive 9,300 troops from state freedom. The troops used the exercise to increase military readiness and integration, while preparing for cross-regional integration.

Last week, General Stephen Townsend, commander of the US Command in Africa, told VOA and The Wall Street Journal that he had decided to significantly reduce "scale and workspace" because exercise would increase the corona virus.

At that time, military training had to be moved because it involved troops stationed in a closed place. However, Townsend and its international partners must attend the training needed "less about the relationship between large forces such as air activities, navy, and maybe some special operations," the general said.

The African Lion Training was previously held on March 23-April 4.

Although the 2020 African Lion military exercises were canceled, plans still continue for 2021.

Source : VOA

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