01/17/2021

Check out two-day missile exercise in the Gulf of Oman, code-named Eqtedar-99

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Iran’s naval forces on Wednesday launched a major military drill in the country’s southern waters amid rising tensions in the region in the final week of the Trump administration.

The two-day missile exercise in the Gulf of Oman, code-named Eqtedar-99 (power), was attended by top military officials, including the chief of army staff, Gen. Hossein Baqeri.

The drill kick-started with the formal handover of a forward base ship Makran and a missile-launching frigate Zereh to Iran’s Navy.

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