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Iran: Naval wargame kicks off northwest of Persian Gulf to mark liberation of Khorramshahr

Abadan, Khuzestan Prov, May 22, IRNA-Khorramshahr's naval forces began a three-day wargame in the northwestern waters of the Persian Gulf on Sunday.

Khorramshahr's Jameh Mosque

The military exercise, code-named 851, will be held in three different phases by frogmen and marine units of Khorramshahr's naval base.

An official from the base said that the exercise is taking place to mark the 24th anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr from Iraqi forces in 1982.

One of Khorramshahr's war damaged building

Mohammad-Taqi Hejazi told IRNA that participants of the wargame will launch amphibious operations, hit hypothetical targets with modern arms and pass through territory previously planted with landmines.

Khorramshahr's war damaged building

They will also undertake patrol missions during the military exercise, added the official.

See more Khorramshahr pictures at ISNA's site

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