PERSIAN GULF: SITUATION REPORT -- IRANIAN OFFENSIVE CONTINUES

Created: 3/21/1988

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PERSIAN GULF:

Situation Roporl

Iranian Offensive Iran'* Vat-Fajrffensive soul heist ol As Sulaymaniyahweekend: Tehran claims lo have captured several more vVtsoes

and repulsed ar Iraqi counterattack. Iran says it row has occupiedquare0 square kilometers) ol territory and killed or captured more0 Iraqi troopsT"

Iraq tired two rnSssss Into Tehran on Saturday and oner day; Iran hit Baghdad twice and claimed to have hit Tlkrft, Al 'Amarah, and Karkuk late Friday and Saturday. Iraq now has fired atissiles and Iran as many as

comment: The Iran ans are securing their lodgment east oi As Sulaymanlyah, and Tehran could he preparing to expand operations in this area, particularly if Baghdad has bean slow k) shifting reinforcements from the southern front.

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