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Iran holds another military drill in the Gulf of Oman

Tuesday's ground forces exercise followed naval and drone drills last week, as tensions with the United States continue.

The Iranian army began a military drill in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday. Iran's military has conducted several military exercises in the last few days at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

The drill involved the army’s ground forces and took place on the Makran coast in southeast Iran. This area is in the Gulf of Oman across from the eponymous country. The exercise utilized paratroopers, motorcycles and rocket launchers and tested the army’s combat readiness, according to the state-run Press TV.

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