IRAN-IRAQ WAR MAR-JUN 1984

Created: 4/2/1984

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RAN-IRAQ: KILlTARY ACTIVITY

//FLOODING IK THE AREA NORTH OF AL BASRAH PROBABLY WILL SLOW IRANIAN PREPARATIONSAJOR OFFENSIVE.

HE IRANIANS COULO MOVE SOME OF ThElR BOATS DOWN FROH THE KAJNQON ISLANDS AREA TO HELP MOVE TROOPS ACROSS THE FLOODEO AREA. BECAUSE OF THE LARGE NUMBER OF MEN NEEDED IN THE COMING

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OFFENSIVE. kCwEvEfl. TMfr LIKELY WILL DECIDE aCalNSr JN AMPHIBIOUS OPERATION AND WILL WAIT UNTIL THE RAIN AND FLOODINGHFI

E IRAQ IS FBOBA8LT iHE PLHPING WOTE? FROM IHE MARSHES INTO THE AREA TO THE EAST TO HELP BLOCK THE IRANIAN ADVANCE- IRAQI AIR ATTACKS HAVE BEEN INEFFECTIVE AGAINST IRANIAN FORCES SO FAR AND WILL HAVE TO BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE AND ACCURATE If THEY ARE TO HELP BLUNT IRAN'S MAJOR OFFENSIVE.

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