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Iran says fires missiles from underground in Gulf war games

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they launched ballistic missiles from ‘the depths of the Earth’ on Wednesday during the last day of military exercises near sensitive Gulf waters.

The launches came a day after the Guards struck a mock-up of a US aircraft carrier with volleys of missiles near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of world oil output.

The Iranian manoeuvres were staged amid heightened tensions between Iran and its decades-old arch enemy the United States.

Iranian state television broadcast aerial footage of the latest daylight exercises in the desert showing bursts of flames, smoke and dust before what appeared to be four projectiles climbed into the sky.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on their Sepahnews website that it was ‘the first time in the world’ that such an exercise had been carried out.

The statement did not elaborate on the claim or provide any of the missiles’ specifications…”

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