TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Mehr News Agency) - A massive war game codenamed "powerful Iran" will be held near Qom on October 23-25, the Commander of Basij (volunteer) Forces in Ministries and Organizations Masoud Chinigar-Zadeh said on Saturday.
The maneuver in which ten thousand Basijs will participate is aimed at boosting the Basij forces' defense capabilities, Chinigar-Zadeh insisted.
The commander said the main characteristic of this war game is that it will be held far from capital Tehran and in the vicinity of Qom.
Through maneuvers Basijs show that they are always prepared to protect the country's borders against any possible invasion by the enemies, he pointed out.
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