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The Ghana Armed Forces is set to conduct an anti-terrorism exercise code-named ‘Eagle Claws 2021’ in the Northern sector of the country.

The four-day field stimulation exercise which starts from May 24 to 28, is aimed at testing and preparing participants of the ongoing Operation Conquered Fist to ensure efficiency.

The High Command also intends to use this year’s exercise to equip troops with the requisite capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to terrorist and contemporary threat in the Operation Conquered Fist area of operation as well as other parts of the country.

The exercise, themed ‘Consolidating Security for National Development’, will be conducted with other allied forces and intelligence agencies.

A statement signed by the Director of Public Relations Col. Eric Aggrey Quashie said there will be movement of military personnel and hardware to the designated areas and, therefore, appealed to residents especially those living in the affected areas to remain calm during the training period as measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the public.

The statement also called on the Ghanaians to support the Ghana Armed Forces to help rid the country and national borders of terrorist groups and elements by passing on information relevant to the appropriate agencies.