Exercise North Thunder begins in Saudi Arabia

Exercise North Thunder has begun in Saudi Arabia. Twenty one countries, including the Saudi hosts are taking part in the largest military exercise ever to take place on the Arabian peninsula.

Aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain have been pictured arriving at King Saud Air Base to take part in the exercise.

Although this is an exercise unlikely to be covered in too much detail a number of Arab Twitter accounts have been publishing interesting images and video.

If you are on Twitter I recommend following https://twitter.com/diraalwatan and  https://twitter.com/saikhamk not only for coverage of this event but of Saudi military news in general.