Iranian state television is reporting the Islamic Republic's army has begun a two-day ground and air military exercise that will include testing short-range missiles. State television quoted Gen. Ali Mehrabi, a top army commander, as saying Friday that the drills involve forces in central Iran.
The war games commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr, a city in southwestern Iran during the country's 1980-88 war with Iraq. Mehrabi said some of the upgraded short-range missiles to be tested include the Nazeat and the Fajr. (AP)