IRAN-IRAQ: SITUATION REPORT -- GROUND WAR, WAR OF THE CITIES & SHIPPING WAR

Created: 3/22/1988

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.HAN-IRAQ:

Situation Report

-omment: Trie lack of major Iraqiai.acks has given Iran limeto rewiforce unlit and Btrertflltien Its ftcid on Iraqi territory gained last week. Tehran probably wit launch email-sca'e attacks or faints along the border to hinder Iraqi efforts lo reinforce Iheaymanyih

War ol the Clllea

Baghdad may have deckled mat the area tost in Vat-Fajrs nol important enoughajor counterattack (hai probably would eniaii heavy casualties am mkjnt not regain much territory, if so. Iraq probably will commit its groundnly in an effort to stop further Iranian gains and wiH use Its Air Force and chemical weapons to Inflict high casualties on Iranian forces

Iran did not relallateissile attack cn Baghdad, almouoti it continued air and rocket attacks on Iraq! border cities.

awjaaawiBwrnorele In Baghdad remains good, in part

nffBaTieTcontlnue io hit lightly populated areas outside the c: iy

Comment: Taiwan may be conserving Its missiles by responding only to multiple attacks. Iran's long-range artillery could reach Iraqi launchstos, aithoufltt the Iranians might nol react quickly and accurately enough to hit We mobile Iraqi missile

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