Dec 22, 2018, 10:46 AM
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IRGC starts Great Prophet-12 military drills in Persian Gulf

Bandar Abbas, Dec 22, IRNA – The final stage of the 'Great Prophet-12' military exercise launched in the Persian Gulf, southern Iran on Saturday.

The drills were launched with the slogan of durable security under the shadow of national unity and modern defensive capacities.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the event, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Khakpour said that the military and reconnaissance drones as well as military, transport and cargo helicopters, electronic warfare equipment, engineering units, control and command systems and Zolfaqar flotilla involved in the exercise.

The 'Great Prophet-12' military exercise is being held in strategic and defensive levels and in line with addressing enemies' possible threats, General Khakpour said.

The IRGC ground forces' experiences in fighting terrorism and establishing security at border points have resulted in creating new tactical doctrines some part of which are being displayed during the current event, he said.

The military drills are aimed at realizing deterrent and defensive equations, he said, adding that Iran is not regarded as a threat for any country.

Also present at the event were IRGC commander Major-General Mohammad-Ali Jafari, Commander of Khatam-al Anbiya Central Headquarters Brigadier General Gholamali Rashid and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) General Hossein Salami.

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