Iran to hold military parade on occasion of Sacred Defense" week
On Sept. 22, Iran will hold a military parade on the occasion of the "Sacred Defense" week. It will involve all units of the armed forces of Iran, Sepah Corps forces, land troops and air forces, the Iranian Mehr news agency reported.
Each year, day of Iraq's attack on Iran is marked as the "Sacred Defense" week in this country. On this occasion, military parades are held in Tehran and other cities with the demonstration of military equipment.
The Iran-Iraq war began on Sept. 22 in 1980, when Iraq attacked the Iranian province of Khuzestan. The war ended on Aug. 20, 1988 with signing of the armistice act, restoring the prewar situation.
According to the Deputy Air Force Commander of Iran, Mohammad Alavi, a military parade will be involved dozens of fighter jets, cargo and refueling aircraft of the Air Force of the country. "If weather conditions are acceptable, the parade will be attended by F-5, Saiga, MiG-29, F-4, F-7, F-14, SU-24, C130 and other," he said.