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Iran fires missile at mock US aircraft carrier during exercise

2020-07-29 09:35:18       source:The Aljazeera

July 28, 2020

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica US aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the US amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.

The exercises - dubbed "Prophet Muhammad 14th" - were held near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of global oil output.

Footage of the war games broadcast on state television showed the Guard's air and naval forces readying for an attack off the country's southwestern coast.

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