RIYADH, 14th February, 2016 (WAM)–The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to witness during the next few hours, the arrival of troops participating in the largest and most important military maneuver in the history of the region code-named “Ra’ad Al-Shamal.”

According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the maneuver will be carried out at the King Khalid Military City in Hafr Al-Batin, northern Kingdom. It is the largest of its kind in terms of number of participating countries – 20 Arab, Islamic and friendly countries, in addition to the Peninsula shield forces.

These countries include Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Senegal, Sudan, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Chad, Tunisia, Comoros, Djibouti, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Egypt, Mauritania, and Mauritius.