US missiles ‘hit Iranian village’

UK Daily Mail
December 22, 2011

Two American missiles struck a village in south-west Iran early today.

The news was given in a report by the country’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

IRNA had said yesterday that three people were injured when an earlier US missile struck an oil depot in Abadan.

The state-run news agency also said British and American jets had entered Iranian airspace several times.

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Iran to hold war games in int’l waters: commander

December 22, 2011

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Thursday announced the upcoming launch of ten-day massive naval exercises in the international waters, the local satellite Press TV reported.

Sayyari said at a press conference on Thursday that the naval maneuvers dubbed Velayat 90 will start on Saturday and will cover an area of 2,000 (1,250-mile) km stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden, the report said.

This is the first time that Iran’s Navy carries out naval drills in such a vast area, he was quoted as saying.

He said that the exercises will manifest Iran’s military prowess and defense capabilities in the international waters, convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries and test the newest military equipment among other objectives, said the report.

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