2 coalition warships leave drills area after warnings

TEHRAN, Jan. 22 (MNA) – Two coalition warships upon receiving warning from Iranian jets were forced to leave the area in which Iran’s Army is currently conducting large-scale drills, spokesperson for the drills said Monday.

Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, Spokesperson for large-scale joint military exercises currently underway along the Makran coastal strip, said two warships belonging to the coalition approached the drills area during the early hours of the exercise in order to observe the Iranian navy units.

The warships were identified with accuracy by Navy’s drones and reported back to the drills’ tactical base. Upon receiving the report, the patrol jets flew over the coalition warships and issued warnings and forced them to leave the area.

The two-day military drills, code-named Muhammad Rasoulallah (Muhammad, the Messenger of God), kicked off on Monday along the Makran coastal strip and the shores of the Sea of Oman, with participation of Army's naval, ground and air forces as well as Air Defense units.

The drills aim to boost skills, defense readiness, and morale of army personnel, as well as to exchange experiences, evaluate training tactics and coordinate activities of army-affiliated staff.


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