Iran Starts Military Maneuvers near Borders with Iraq

Published May 21st, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Reports from Iran say the army has started two major military exercises in the south-western province of Fars, and in Khuzestan, near the border with Iraq, said  

The commander of the army's ground force General Abdolali Purshasb told Iranian radio that the exercises would last for a week and involved infantry, armored and air force units.  

The maneuvers include day and night attacks, defense, counter-attacks and the consolidation of captured areas. Reports quoted by BBC say large-scale military exercises also began in central Esfahan Province on Friday -  


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