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The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) participated in a Joint Training Exercise on Urban Internal Security Operations involving all Security agencies including the Liberian National Police (LNP), Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), National Security Agency (NSA) and Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS).
The exercise was conducted from Wednesday, June 22 to Friday June 24, 2016 at the Paynesville General area; New Ministry of Defense in Congo Town and the Providence Island in Monrovia.
The Joint Field Training Exercise was intended to test the interoperability of the AFL and the other security agencies to effectively conduct Internal Security Operations. It was also aimed at confirming the readiness and capabilities of the Liberia security institutions to maintain and provide peace in post UNMIL draw down and ensure that public trust in the security is maintained and further enhanced.
The Field Training Exercise included joint drills on Military Decision Making Process, Intelligence in ISO, Interoperability, Crowd Dispersal/ Riot Control, Road Block, Cordon and Search, Issuing of Oral Orders, Foot and Mobile Patrols, Guarding of Key and Vulnerable Points, Raids, Escort Duties, International Humanitarian Laws, amongst others.
The training was guided, monitored and mentored by Operation Onward Liberty Mentors, ECOWAS Advisory Training Team and Senior Officers of the AFL.
It was climaxed with a Bonfire- a festive event to commemorating the successful completion o f the Joint Training Exercise.