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Iran launches large-scale air drills in country's east

- Iran launched large-scale air defense drills in the country's eastern half on Monday.

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- The "Velayat-4" manoeuvres being held this week will span 850,000 square kilometers in Iran's northeast, east, and southeast regions, or about half its total land mass. The manoeuvres will include about 8,000 troops, drawn both from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and as its regular military.

Print 06:47, 12 Nov 2012 - Geopolitical - Source: Newswires/ISNA/IRNA