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Iran's navy to launch 5 war games in territorial waters

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan prov, May 19, IRNA -- The Islamic 
Republic of Iran`s Navy will launch five war games in various parts of
the country to mark the liberation anniversary of southwestern city of
Khorramshahr on May 23. 
Commodore Hossein Fazli told IRNA in this southeastern naval zone 
on Wednesday that the war games will be staged throughout the Persian 
Gulf and the Sea of Oman, where the first, second and third naval 
zones are located. 
He said that in addition to the first, second and third naval 
zones, the war games will be held in Kharg Island and in Khorramshahr 
port in Persian Gulf. 
He added that forces under his command will stage the exercises on
threshold of Khorramshahr`s liberation anniversary to recall the 
braveries of the late marines and commandoes in the first 40 days of 
the operations which resulted in the liberation of the strategic city 
from Iraqi forces during the 1980-1988 imposed-war. 
The commander said most of the navy forces at the time were 
martyred. 
He said that Iranian navy forces had managed to defeat the Iraqi 
navy in the early days of the war. 
216/AH/210 



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