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Iran navy drills

DUBAI: Iran yesterday started six days of naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, the official IRNA news agency reported. The manoeuvres aimed at showcasing its military capabilities in what is a vital oil and gas shipping route.

Naval commander Habibollah Sayyari said the "Velayat 91" drills would last until Wednesday across an area of about one million square kilometres in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman and northern parts of the Indian Ocean, IRNA said.



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