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Iran launches ‘biggest ever’ military air drills amid rising tensions with Israel, U.S.

DUBAI — Iran launched military drills across half the country on Monday, warning it would act against aggressors less than a week after Washington accused Iranian warplanes of firing on a U.S. drone.

The manoeuvres take place this week across 850,000 square kilometres of Iran’s northeast, east, and southeast regions, Iranian media reported.

About 8,000 elite and regular army troops will participate, backed by bombers and fighter planes, while missile, artillery and surveillance systems will be tested, they said.

Played out against a backdrop of high tension between the United States and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program, the “Velayat-4″ manoeuvres will involve the biggest air drills the country has ever held, Iran’s English-language Press TV said.

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