Iran to Hold ‘Large-Scale’ Military Drills, as Israel’s War on Gaza Escalates

The Iranian army. (Photo: Amir Hossein Nazari, via Wikimedia Commons)

The drills are due to be held in the Nasrabad region, situated near Isfahan in central Iran.

The Iranian Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday that Iran is set to hold large-scale military drills with ground forces and that all types of equipment are set to be utilized in the coming days. 

The drills are due to be held in the Nasrabad region, situated near Isfahan in central Iran, and will encompass a wide range of military units, including armored, artillery, missile, airborne, unmanned, and other divisions utilizing various equipment employed by the nation’s army.

The drills come against the backdrop of heightened tensions across the region.

The war on Gaza has fueled anger among the Arab and Muslim masses, including Iran which has vowed to intervene should the war on Gaza escalate further. 

The Israeli army has already been involved in an exchange of back-and-forth missile attacks with Hezbollah, but no official declaration of war has been issued yet. 

On the other hand, groups in Yemen and Iraq have waged attacks against US military posts and warships.

Iran has previously characterized the Israeli attacks against Gaza as “political suicide” and that it is “trying to compensate for its unprecedented operational and intelligence failures by killing children and innocents in Gaza.”

Israel has, thus far, killed over 7,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including nearly 3,000 children, and wounded over 18,000 more. 

Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Israel says that 1,400 of its citizens were killed in Hamas-led attacks on October 7. Many of those killed are soldiers and officers in the Israeli occupation army. 

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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