Middle East Times
"The Navy's 24th floor of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez canal, and the Mediterranean Sea for three months and will even sail as far as southeastern Asian countries" Sayyari said on the 10th. Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defensive capabilities of it's armed force and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
Nearly 50 Iranians headed home after being freed by Syrian rebels in a prisoner swap were stranded on Thursday the 10th by bad weather at the airport. A Syrian official said the Iranians left the Damascus Sherator hotel early Thursday.