About African Lion

African Lion 24 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise. This year’s event marks a significant milestone as U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) leads the exercise for U.S. Army Africa Command, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the African Lion exercise series.

The exercise runs until May 10 in Tunisia, but will continue until May 31 in three other host nations: Morocco, Ghana and Senegal. While more than 1,000 military personnel from both the U.S. and Tunisia are participating here, more than 8,000 multinational service members from 27 countries and contingents from NATO will participate in the exercise.

Under the leadership of SETAF-AF, African Lion 2024 in Tunisia showcases the commitment of the U.S. military to maintaining robust relationships with allies and partners, embodying the core principles to its approach in Africa: partner-led and U.S.-enabled.

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Video by Staff Sgt. Christy Parker
B-ROLL: US, Moroccan Troops Train for Urban Breach Demo
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
June 11, 2024 | 1:10
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, and U.S. Marines assigned to 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Forces Reserve, train with Moroccan Royal Armed Forces on urban breaching and demolition during exercise African Lion 24 in Tantan Morocco, May 26, 2024. African Lion 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint exercise led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), running from April 19 to May 31 across Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia, with over 8,100 participants from 27 nations and NATO contingents (U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Christy Parker)

Shot List
(00:00) Demonstration on how to prepare C-4 explosive
(13:23) Instructing how to assemble detonation cord
(26:15) Instructor explaining to group regarding detonation cord and blasting caps
(39:10) Modernized demolition initiator explanation
(48:12) Instructor explains how to wrap detonation cord
(1:03:01) Shape charge bomb blows hole in wall