(July 29, 2020 / JNS) Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) fired a series of ballistic missiles on Wednesday from launch pads hidden underground during an ongoing military exercise.
On the second day of the “Great Prophet 14” military drill, the IRGC Aerospace Force successfully fired the missiles while fighter jets destroyed targets on Farur island, reported Iran’s Tasnim news agency. The IRCG also practiced offensive mine operations and tactics at sea.
The final stage of the military drill in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz will include missile units, vessels and drones.
The U.S. military’s Central Command said in a statement that Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar and Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates were on high alert, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
“The incident lasted for a matter of minutes, and an all-clear was declared after the threat indicator had passed,” the military statement said.
According to satellite images released on Monday, Iran has moved a dummy U.S. aircraft carrier to the Strait of Hormuz, likely for use in war games.
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