‘Muharram’ war game staged in western Iran

KERMANSHAH, Oct. 19 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Army (IRIA) has staged a massive military exercise dubbed ‘Muharram’ on Monday in a large area of west and north-west of the country.

Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brig. Gen. Ahmadreza Pourdastan deemed the level of preparedness of the participating units very high, adding “we will display the army’s power and defensive capacity in the exercise.”  

The two-day war game is being staged simultaneously in three provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan.

Brig. Gen. Pourdastan attached great significance to the preparedness of the army’s units, saying “given the status quo in the region, we are not faced with a new wave of threats and proxy wars; as such, we must enhance the country’s power and capabilities in the battle grounds.”

Colonel Naser Bohlouli, commander of the Army Psychological Operations, told reporters that one of the missions of the Ground Force during the war game is psychological operations which aim at reducing the morale of enemy forces and strengthening the morale of own ranks.

In addition to the psychological operations, Bohlouli added, the Ground Force medical teams distributed free medical services to people.

Three branches of IRIA including the Ground Force, Air Force, and Air Defense Force are taking part in the war game.

 

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