May 23, 2015, 11:29 AM
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Army forces hold successful defensive operation in Kashan

Tehran, May 23, IRNA - The Iranian Army held a successful defensive operation in a major military exercise, dubbed Beit al-Moqaddas 27, in Maranjab region in Kashan in central province of Isfahan.

The commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday that the Army has held a successful military exercise in Maranjab region.

Pourdastan underscored that the M6, M10 and Fajr missiles accurately managed to hit their designated targets during the drill.

He noted that the drill is mainly meant to test the combat readiness and alertness of the Iranian armed forces.

In related news, the Iranian Army launched the first leg of a major military exercise, dubbed Beit Al-Moqaddas 27, in the western province of Kermanshah on Thursday.

It is the first phase of a week-long drill and will continue in two other regions across the country in next phases.

The military exercise involves infantry, armored and artillery units, air department of the ground forces, rapid reaction units, as well as elite forces.

In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense industry and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The country has also conducted other major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art army equipment.

The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.