'Prophet Mohammad- 2' military drill kicks off in 32 provinces

Tehran, Sept 1, IRNA - The 'Prophet Mohammad- 2' military drill is underway in 32 provinces, Head of Basij (Volunteer Forces) Organization Brigadier General Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar.

The event will be held in two phases, Gheibparvar said adding, the first phase is being held on September 1-20 and the second phase will be held on the occasion of the Sacred Defence Week which begins on September 22 and will continue until September 28.

The Sacred Defence Week is an Iranian annual commemoration of the 1980–1988 Iran–Iraq War (often called 'the Sacred Defence' in Iran). It is marked by military parades and is set by the Iranian calendar and begins on Shahrivar 31 (falls on September 22 in 2018).

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