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  Last Update:  07 January 2012 12:15  GMT                                      Volume. 11339

IRGC ground troops begin war games in east Iran
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_jan02_08_02_am23.jpgTEHRAN – The ground troops of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps started the preliminary stage of the war games, entitled Martyrs to Unity, in east Iran on Sunday.   

The main stage of the maneuvers will begin on Monday, IRGC Ground Forces Commander Mohammad Pakpour said. 

He said that IRGC forces will display their military capabilities during the maneuvers, adding that the latest achievements of the IRGC Ground Forces will also be unveiled. 

He went on to say that the purposes of the war games are to enhance the capabilities of IRGC ground troops and combat units and increase the security of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s borders.    

IRGC forces will also practice the tactics of asymmetric warfare, Brigadier General Pakpour said. 

The IRGC Naval Force also announced on Thursday that it will stage the naval war games, entitled Payambar-e-Azam (Great Prophet), in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in late January.

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