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Iranian Army to engage in major land, air maneuvers near Iraqi borders

TEHRAN, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- The Iranian Army is planning wide-scale land and air maneuvers in the Governorates of Kermanshah and Ilam near the Iraqi borders.
An army command public relations department statement Thursday said the Army's land and air forces would engage in wide-scale maneuvers soon in the tow governorates to display and sharpen their combat capabilities.
The statement, which was picked up by semi-official Fars News Agency said the maneuvers would involve use of latest combat technology and gear and different combat styles.
The Iranian air force was recently engaged in maneuvers near the Turkish borders, an area which suffers frequent clashes between local security forces and Kurdish groups opposed to the Iranian government.(end) mw.wsa KUNA 231240 Oct 08NNNN