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Iran launches short-range missiles: report

2009-09-27 16:21 BJT

TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iran successfully launched short-range missiles and a multi-missile launching system in a war game carried out by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday, local English-language Press TV reported.

In a military drill dubbed The Great Prophet IV in a bid to bolster its defense capabilities by IRGC, Iran has tested a multi-missile launching system which launched a number of missiles including the home-made Fateh and Tondar missiles, Press TV said.

The Great Prophet IV maneuver, which is a sequel to The Great Prophet III carried out last year by the IRGC naval and ground forces in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz region started on Sunday and is expected to continue for several days, Press TV added.

IRGC Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Saturday that the war game would be carried out to improve the Islamic Republic armed forces' defense capabilities.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua