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Photos: Iran Test Fires 14 Missiles

06/28/11 Source: Mehr News Agency; photos by Raouf Mohseni

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps test-fired 14 missiles on Tuesday during the second day of the first stage of Great Prophet 6 war game, says Colonel Ali Asghar Qelichkhani.

Fourteen domestically-manufactured missiles, including nine Zelzal, two Shahab 1, two Shahab 2, and one Shahab 3 were fired and successfully hit the mock targets, Qelichkhani stated.

The deputy commander of IRGC, Hossein Salami, the commander of IRGC Aerospace Force, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, and a number of high-ranking military officials were present at the war game.

Hajizadeh told reporters that Iran is in full preparedness to strike Israel and U.S. interests in the event of any attack on the Islamic Republic.

"The range of our missiles has been designed based on American bases in the region as well as the Zionist regime," he said.

He added the Shahab 3 can reach targets up to 2,000 kilometers away, which puts Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf within reach.

The second stage of the war game, which began on Monday, will be conducted on July 5.

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