Dramatic drone footage of Russian paratrooper drills in Egypt

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Russian troops performed a parachute drop before staging the storming of a "militant-held village" in the desert outside the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Monday. The exercise was part of joint Russian-Egyptian maneuvers dubbed 'Defenders of Friendship 2016' in Egypt in which over 500 soldiers are participating on both sides. The joint Russian-Egyptian exercises began on October 15 and will run until October 26.

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