May 22, 2016, 12:47 PM
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Beit-ol-Moqaddas-28 military drills begin in central Iran

Kashan, Isfahan prov., May 22, IRNA - Beit-ol-Moqaddas-28 military exercise started on Sunday in two provincial regions in cnetral Iran during a ceremony attended by Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.

The drills started with fire-testing of two Army tockets in Kashan’s Maranjab Desert and Isfahan’s Nasrabad region.

Units of Army’s Ground Force demonstrate their strength during the two-day military drills using their latest weapons, defensive and missile tactics.

Improved versions of the indigenous 'Nazeat' and 'Fajr-5' missiles would hit their hypothetical targets during the first stage of the drills which are being held on the eve of the anniversary of the liberation of the strategic southwestern city of Khorramshahr on May 24, 1982 (Khordad 3rd in the Iranian calendar).

Occupied by Iraqi troops in the early days of the eigh-years of Iraq's imposed war against Iran (1980-1988), Khorramshahr was finally liberated on May 24, 1982, after two days of heavy fighting and sacrificies made by the Iranian forces.

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

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