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Ten IRGC ground force divisions join Iran’s massive military drills

Politics Materials 26 February 2015 12:51
Ten divisions from Ground Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have joined a massive military drill started on Feb. 25 in the Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Ten IRGC ground force divisions join Iran’s massive military drills

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26

By Umid Niayesh - Trend:

Ten divisions from Ground Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have joined a massive military drill started on Feb. 25 in the Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

On the second day of the drill, dubbed "Prophet Mohammad-9, IRGC Ground Force units including armored artillery and airborne units are planed to conduct exercises in Jask region (east of Strait of Hormuz), Iran's state IRINN TV reported Feb. 26.

This stage of the exercises which started at 09:00 local time (GMT +4:30 hours) will include various tactical operations such as coastal defense, heliborne, anti-heliborne operations, as well as fixed and mobile defense missions.

Commander of the IRGC Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari and high-ranking military officials attended the drill.

Jafari said on Feb. 25 that the ongoing drill is a "deterrence message to the Islamic Republic's trans-regional enemies."

On the first day of the drill the IRGC Naval Force successfully targeted a US aircraft carrier model.

The real-size model aircraft carrier which was built by the IRGC Naval Force, was struck by hundreds of rockets and tens of missiles, including a number of cruise and two ballistic missiles, and was completely destroyed.

Last month, IRGC's naval commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that the IRGC's military principles are based on confronting the US threats.

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