Iran Fires Missile During Drills Aimed Responding to Israel Threat: Army

Iran fired 16 ballistic missiles on Friday at the close of five days of military drills aimed at responding to the Israel threat, military officials said.  

The firing came at the final stage of the Great Prophet 17 joint drills of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), according to Tasnim News Agency.

“These exercises were designed to respond to threats made in recent days by the Zionist regime,” Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri quoted by the news agency as saying.

“16 missiles aimed and annihilated the chosen target. In this exercise, part of the hundreds of Iranian missiles capable of destroying a country that dared to attack Iran were deployed,” he added.

Missiles codenamed Emad, Qadr, Sejil, Zelzal, Dezful and Zolfaqar were fired to attack assimilated positions of mock enemies, which destroyed the targets with 100 percent precision, the outlet added.


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