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Iran test fires medium-range missile near Strait of Hormuz

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An Iranian warship launches a missile in this still image taken from footage released by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Jan. 1.

The exercise covers a 1,250-mile stretch of water beyond the Strait of Hormuz, including parts of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden.

The drill could bring Iranian ships into proximity with U.S. Navy vessels that operate in the same area.

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Iranian warships take part in a naval drill in this still image taken from footage released by Islamic Republic of Iran News Network on Jan. 1.