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Iran launches ‘advanced’ rockets during military exercise in desert

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during a military exercise, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Monday.

world Updated: Feb 20, 2017 15:27 IST
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Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is conducting its annual three-day manoeuvre in the central desert.
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is conducting its annual three-day manoeuvre in the central desert.(AP File/ Representational Photo)

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during a military exercise, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Monday.

The report by Tasnim, an agency considered close to the Revolutionary Guard, said the launch of “smart and advanced” rockets took place during an annual three-day manoeuvre which began on Monday in Iran’s central desert.

The report did not elaborate on the model of the rockets or their capabilities, but said they successfully hit their targets.

Earlier in February, the United States said it has put Iran “on notice” after the country test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile.