Iran holds major air defense exercise

Iran Materials 20 October 2013 17:02 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.20 / Trend F.Karimov /

Iran has held a major air defense exercise in recent days, the Fars News Agency quoted Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili as saying.

The military exercise, named Asseman-e Velayat 5, was carried out over 700,000 square kilometers area of the country, he said.

Some 12,000 members of the Army and the Islamic Republic of Iran Guard Corps (IRGC) took part in the operations, which started on October 9, he noted.