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Iran and Iraq differ in battlefield reports

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / November 3, 1982

Baghdad, Iraq

Iraq said Tuesday its forces had repulsed a new Iranian offensive at the border in the southern sector of the Gulf war front. Iraq also said its planes were attacking Iranian troops still trying to cross the frontier.

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Iran said its offensive resulted in the recapture of key oil fields occupied by Iraq around the town of Ein-e-Khosh; Iraqi radio denied Iran had had any success, insisting the fighting in the area was not over.