May 20, 2015, 10:09 PM
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Iran Army to launch major wargame

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - The Beit ul-Muqaddas Maneuver will be launched on Thursday in three operational theaters, Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Wednesday.

Based on the statements of the Supreme Leader warning on West's proxy wars and the necessity of the armed forces resililence and vigilance, the wargame will be conducted for seven days in three geographical regions across the country, the general told IRNA.

Army's ground, armour, aritllery, and repid deployment units will participate in the wargame, he added.

In addition to modern equipment, Pourdastan said, new tactics to fight in proxy wars will be practised.

Rapid mobility as well heavy fire are the characteristics of the wargame, he said.