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Second, third stages of IRGC Navy exercises held in Persian Gulf

Bushehr, Dec 18, IRNA - The second and third stages of Iranian Navy exercise called 'Courage 86' was carried out in an area of 7,000 nautical miles in the Persian Gulf.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Brigadier General Ali Razmjoo said that the second exercise included pre-emptive defensive and psychological operations, air defense, mine planting operation, tracking down the vessels of hypothetical enemy at night time, destroying vessels of the hypothetical enemy and parachuting frogmen from copters into the sea.

The third stage included chemical defense, shooting targets at sea, intercepting vessels of hypothetical enemy and capturing hypothetical targets, he said.

Several hundred vessels, missile launchers, destroyers, mine planters have been involved in a series of IRGC naval exercises in an area between Northern Bushehr province and Asalouyeh for four days since Sunday.

He said that the exercises focused on non-conventional defense and new mission to protect territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Islands and coastal area.

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