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Army Ground Force set to hold military drill in NW Iran

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Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari

The Iranian Army’s Ground Force is set to stage a military exercise in the country’s northwestern region.

Speaking on Thursday, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heydari said the drill, dubbed “Conquerors of Kheibar,” will kick off on Friday.

He added that the war games, which involve armored, artillery, drone and electronic warfare units, will take place under air cover provided by helicopters belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation.

“The exercise will feature some of the equipment and combat capabilities of the [Army’s Ground Force] units aimed at improving combat readiness,” in Iran’s northwest, Heydari said.

“The exercises of our Armed Forces in this region and different parts of the country are based on a detailed planning and a scheduled program with the aim of testing weapons and equipment as well as assessing the combat readiness of the Armed Forces across the Islamic Republic’s geography and borders.”

Iran’s Armed Forces regularly hold military maneuvers to elevate their preparedness and military prowess.

The drills serve as a warning message to the enemies against any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.

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