The Egyptian and Emirati armed forces have continued carrying out raids, ambushes and parachute jumping in the United Arab Emirates, as part of Zayed 1, a two-week long joint military exercise.

The special forces of both armies trained on shooting “hostile targets” using live ammunition under a “competitive environment” which showed the troops’ ability to deal with hostile targets with “speed, precision and high efficiency,” a statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of Egypt’s armed forces said.

The air forces engaged in various aerial manoeuvres and the naval forces also engaged in a number of naval tactics and sailing formations during the day and at night.