IRGC war game enters final stage

Tasnim– The last phase of a massive military drill the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has held in eastern Iran began on Wednesday, with commandos from the elite forces, known as Saberin Brigade, taking the lead in combat operations.

The final day of the war game, codenamed “Payambar-e Azam 11 (The Great Prophet)”, began in eastern parts of Iran with a broad operation by the Saberin Special Forces.

Troops in the exercise practiced hitting the hypothetical enemy’s positions with heavy artillery fire, conducting reconnaissance missions with drones, and firing modern rockets with pin-point accuracy from fixed and mobile launchers.

IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour had announced on Monday that his forces have successfully test-fired advanced and smart rockets.

Iran’s Armed Forces hold routine military exercises throughout the year.

Iranian officials have already made it clear that the country’s military program, including the routine exercises and test of new missiles, will not be hampered by anything, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), which took effect in January 2016.