News ID: 280558
Published: 0248 GMT February 11, 2021

IRGC Ground Force kicks off military drill in SW Iran

IRGC Ground Force kicks off military drill in SW Iran
presstv.com

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has launched a drill in southwestern Iran on the occasion of the 42nd victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Speaking at the beginning of the exercise on Thursday, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said the maneuver, codenamed the Great Prophet 16, involves different drone, aviation, armor, ranger, artillery and special force units, Press TV reported.

It is aimed at the objective and field evaluation of the elite force’s latest achievements and capabilities as well as its operational strength and combat and defense equipment, he added.

The commander also expressed the IRGC Ground Force’s full readiness to counter any possible threats in addition to the task of maintaining security in northwest, west, southeast and east of the country.

In recent months, Iran’s Armed Forces have held a series of drills amid heightened tensions with the US under former president Donald Trump.

Tehran said the exercises served as a warning message to the enemies against any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.

   
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