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In Pictures: Iran, Russia, China stage first-ever joint drills

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Navies of Iran, Russia and China stage trilateral military drills in the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean. (Photo by Mehr news agency)

Naval forces of Iran, Russia and China just held trilateral drills in the northern part of the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman with a focus on anti-piracy and counter-terrorism tactics.

The military maneuvers, codenamed ‘Marine Security Belt,’ covered 17,000 square kilometers and featured various tactical exercises, such as target practice and rescuing ships from assaults and fires.

Here are some scenes captured from the trilateral drills:


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