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Iran successfully fires ballistic missiles
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:14AM
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Iran has successfully launched 14 surface-to-surface missiles on the second day of the Great Prophet 6 military drills.


The missiles fired on Tuesday morning included Zelzal (Temblor), Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3, a Press TV reporter said.

Five Shahab missiles, including four medium-range and one long-range, as well as 9 Zelzal missiles were launched.

The Islamic Republic began the Great Prophet 6 drills on Monday.

On the first day of the exercises, Iran unveiled underground missile silos and fired Fateh (Conquerer)-110 missile.

The spokesman for The Great Prophet 6 drills General Asghar Qelich-Khani said the silos are part of the swift reaction units of Iran's missile forces.

“The silos are a part of the swift reaction unit of the missile brigade; missiles are stored vertically, ready to be launched against pre-determined targets,” Qelich-Khani said Monday.

Iran says the Great Prophet 6 maneuver has completely defensive objectives and will be staged with the message of "peace and friendship."

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