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Iran penetrates border in fresh advance on Iraq

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / November 8, 1982


Iranian troops pushed six miles into Iraqi territory and captured a large amount of armor as last week's offensive in the 25-month-old Gulf war entered a new stage, the speaker of Iran's Majlis (parliament) said Sunday.

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Asked if Iranian troops would advance on Baghdad, Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani said yes.

In Baghdad, the official Iraqi News Agency said Iranian forces had penetrated Iraqi territory to a depth of up to three miles and that the fighting was still raging