Wearing ghilli suits, Iranian army troops march in a military parade for the 35th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iran's army conducted exercises Tuesday close to its border with Afghanistan designed to simulate how it would respond if "terrorist groups" such as the ISIS organisation mounted an attack.On Monday, General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, the army's head of ground forces, announced the 40 kilometer limit on the borders with Iraq and Afghanistan, which if breached would trigger action.Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is independent of the army, has advisory missions in Iraq and Syria at the invitation of the Baghdad and Damascus governments.
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