Second ‘African Lion’ Military Exercise in the Moroccan Desert.

M1 Abrams tanks, HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, F-16 warplanes and Apache attack helicopters fire artillery during the second annual "African Lion" military exercise in the Tan-Tan region in southwestern Morocco, July 1, 2022.

Exercises include land, airborne and maritime maneuvers, preparation for nuclear, biological and chemical decontamination, as well as providing medical and humanitarian aid.

The exercise comes amid heightened tensions between Morocco and Algeria over the disputed Western Sahara.

(AFP)

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