Iran, Oman Hold Joint Naval Drill

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A joint naval exercise involving Iranian and Omani military forces was held on Thursday. 

The joint naval rescue and relief exercise took place near the Hormuz Strait and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean.

Military vessels and airborne units from the two neighbors took part in the drill.

They included units from the Royal Navy of Oman along with units from the Iranian Navy, Air Force, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, the Border Police’s Naval Division, and the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran.

During the one-day drill, the Iranian and Omani military helicopters monitored the maritime traffic in the region. Iranian drones also made reconnaissance sorties to detect military and trade vessels across the war game zone.

The two countries have held several joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman in recent years.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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