IRAN-IRAQ WAR MAR-JUN 1984

Created: 3/5/1984

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RAN-IRAQ: NEW IRANIAN PREPARATIONS

//THE IRANIANS APPEAR TO BE STRENGTHENING THEIR POSITIONS NEAR THE MARSH AREAS FOR MORE ATTACKS THAT PROBABLY WILL COINCIDEAJOR OFFENSIVE AGAINST AL BASRAH TO THE SOUTH.I

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HE IRANIAN PREPARATIONS NEAR THE MARSHESPRECEDE NEW. LARGER ATTACKS TO GAIN CONTROL OF THEFROM BAGHDAD TO AL BASRAH. SUCH ATTACKS PROBABLY UILLA MAJOR OFFENSIVE AGAINST AL BASRAH. WHICH THE IRANIANSWHEN THEY HAVE FINISHED MOVING THEIR REGULAR UNITS TOLATER THIS WEEK. THE IRAQIS HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THEAND CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN THEIR DEFENSES IN

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