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Military exercise in Thailand: US Marines drink blood of cobra!

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  • Feb 24, 2013, 08:47 AM IST
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Chon Buri: US Marine conducted a joint exercise in the jungles of Thailand. A total of 13,000 marines are taking part in one of the most strenuous military exercise in the world.

The exercise codenamed, Cobra Gold 2013 is an annual, multi-national military training programme that incorporates jungle survival techniques.

The exercised involved drinking blood of Cobra snake before killing it with bare hands. The Thai instructor taught the marine how to kill the venomous snake.

Drinking blood of Cobra is part of local Thai custom.

Many marines, including women soldiers, volunteered to drink the blood of the snake-considered to have aphrodisiac property.

Soldiers from five other countries, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, are taking part in the joint exercise.

The 11-day military exercise, taking place in Thailand's Chon Buri province, covers amphibious assault, humanitarian relief, and evacuation of friendly forces, as well as jungle survival techniques, the report added.

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    A U.S. Marine has a tail of dead cobra in his mouth during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    A Thai Navy instructor demonstrates to U.S. Marines how to catch a cobra during a jungle survival exercise in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    A U.S. Marine kills a chicken with his teeth during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province

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    A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    A Thai Navy instructor demonstrates to U.S. Marines how to catch a cobra during a jungle survival exercise in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    A U.S. Marine poses with two chopped tails of dead cobras in his nostrils during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    A U.S. Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    U.S. marines react as a cobra gets too close to them during a jungle survival exercise at a military base in Chon Buri province. Reuters

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    Thai Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2013" (CG13) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    A U.S. Marine stands next to an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) as he participates in an amphibious assault exercise in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    Thai Marines stand in front of amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) as they participate in an amphibious assault exercise in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    A U.S. Marine stands next to a amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) as he participates in an amphibious assault exercise in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    U.S. Marines run from amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) as they participate in an amphibious assault exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2013" (CG13) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2013" (CG13) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2013" (CG13) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    Thai Marines in their amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) participate in an exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2013" (CG13) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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    U.S. Marines participate in an amphibious assault exercise as part of the "Cobra Gold 2013" (CG13) joint military exercise at a military base in Chonburi province. Reuters

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