ISLAMABAD: The Closing ceremony of the Pakistan-Turkey joint military exercise “ATATURK-XI 2021” held at Terbela.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, Troops from Turkish Special forces and Pakistan’s Special Service Group (SSG) participated in the exercise.
Three weeks long exercise focused on Counter-Terrorism operations including Cordon and Search techniques, Built-up Area clearance drills with Combat Aviation support, Hostage Rescue.
Free Fall by Para Troopers and Martial arts was also practised during the training.
Inspector General Training and Evaluation Lieutenant General Syed Muhammad Adnan witnessed the closing ceremony as chief guest.
A high-level military delegation from Turkey headed by Major General Emre Tayanc also attended the closing ceremony.
Meanwhile, Security Forces conducted IBO on a terrorist hideout in MalikKhel, North Waziristan late last night. During intense exchange of fire 2 x terrorists including a terrorist commander Rehmat alias Khalid killed.
During the exchange of fire Havaldar Shehzad Raza embraced shahadat.
Terrorist Rehmat alias Khalid was an IED expert and remained involved in different terrorist activities against Security Forces, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and target killing since 2009 in the area. During the search operation, Security Forces recovered a huge cache of weapons.