Syria is conducting military manoeuvres simulating an invasion, in response to escalating threats from Washington and its regional allies. The large-scale exercise, which began Saturday, is based upon a response to external aggression and. It includes both air and ground forces and the firing of live missiles.
Defence Minister Dawood Rajiha said naval forces had showed “a high level of combat training and ability to defend Syria’s shores against any possible aggression. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/syri-j09.shtml