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Iraq says its forces hit Iranian naval targets

Iraq said its Navy and Air Force attacked and hit ''four large enemy naval targets'' in the Persian Gulf Thursday. (Owners of a Greek ship said a land-based missile struck its engine room, setting the ship ablaze.)

An Iraqi military spokesman said Iraqi jets also shot down two Iranian helicopters, which were seen falling into the sea.

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The spokesman said the naval targets were intercepted in the Khor Musa Channel leading to the southern Iranian port of Bandar Khomeini at the heas of the Gulf.

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