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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 Saturday.   

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 drills, 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 security at 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 (the Great Prophet), in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in late January.

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Last Updated on 07 January 2012 17:47