Iranian army starts large exercise near border with Turkey

The Iranian Army Ground Force staged a war game in the country’s northwestern regions near the common border with Turkey on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The unannounced military exercise has been held in regions near Oroumiyeh, the capital of the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, with Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi in attendance.

Iranian army starts large exercise near border with Turkey
Iranian ground forces operating in the framework of a large exercise near the border with Turkey (Picture source: Tasnim/Foad Ashtari)

The military drill involves rapid reaction units, mobile and offense brigades, and helicopters from the Army Ground Force’s Airborne Unit. Held with the theme “One Target, One Shot”, the exercise is aimed at evaluating the combat preparedness of Army units and their mobility and agility on the battlefield.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.


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