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Iran conducts military exercise near Iraq border

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 00:05

Tehran: Iran`s official news agency says
the country`s army has finished a large military exercise near
Iraqi border.

It was the first public word on the maneuvers. Iran
announced in two months ago that it would hold war games in
December but there had been no announcement that they had

Usually, Iran`s state media give extensive coverage of
military exercises to show off weapons systems, and it was not
clear why it did not do so for the latest maneuvers.

Word of the latest exercises came indirectly, when the
state news agency IRNA today reported that two military
officers were killed in a car accident as they came home after
the end of "large" exercises by ground forces. The report gave
no details on the maneuvers.


First Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 00:05

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