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Iran's navy to launch 5 war games in Persian Gulf's territorial waters

Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan prov, May 19, IRNA -- The Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy will launch five war games in various parts of the country to mark the liberation anniversary of southwestern city of Khorramshahr on May 23.

Commodore Hossein Fazli told IRNA in this southeastern naval zone on Wednesday that the war games will be staged throughout the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, where the first, second and third naval zones are located.

He said that in addition to the first, second and third naval zones, the war games will be held in Kharg Island and in Khorramshahr port in Persian Gulf.

He added that forces under his command will stage the exercises on threshold of Khorramshahr's liberation anniversary to recall the braveries of the late marines and commandoes in the first 40 days of the operations which resulted in the liberation of the strategic city from Iraqi forces during the 1980-1988 imposed-war.

The commander said most of the navy forces at the time were martyred.

He said that Iranian navy forces had managed to defeat the Iraqi navy in the early days of the war.

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