IRGC Missile Test Starts in Central Iran

A02608616.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) began missile war games in Garmsar region, 100 kilometers east of Tehran on Sunday.

Colonel Reza Hashemian told reporters that the military exercises are aimed at testing the IRGC’s missile capability and will continue for five days.

Stating that the maneuvers will be carried out in different stages, he said that the first stage, which started on Sunday and lasts until this afternoon, includes identification, occupation and settlement of positions.

According to Hashemian, other stages of the military exercises which will begin this evening include charging and launching of missiles.

Earlier reports said that the maneuvers have been designed to test the performance and capabilities of two Iranian-made missiles known as ‘Zelzal’ and ‘Fajr-5’.

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