(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of unattributed report, entitled: "'Urban defence exercise held by Ashura and Al-Zahra battalions in Mahshahr and port of Emam [Khomeyni]", published by the Iranian newspaper Jomhuri-ye Eslami web site on 20 December
Mahshahr 'Jomhuri-ye Eslami' correspondent: An urban defence exercise was held in the city of Mahshahr with the participation of two Ashura battalions and one Al-Zahra battalion [of the Basiji or volunteer forces]. The exercise lasted three days. The first two days were devoted to training and drills and on the third day the Basiji forces carried out the exercise.
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