On the Gulf war front ...
Iran warned foreign warships yesterday to keep away from naval maneuvers that its Revolutionary Guards are conducting in the Gulf or ``we will severely confront them.'' The Iranian news agency said tens of thousands of militiamen had been deployed along the southern coastline in preparation for the three-day exercises. Shipping sources reported no incidents involving commercial vessels. The sources said four or five ships passed through the Strait of Hormuz yesterday.Skip to next paragraph
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Iran said its jets bombed Iraqi troop positions in three raids over the central warfront Tuesday, inflicting ``substantial losses.'' Iraq made no mention of the raids. But Baghdad television said Iraq had successfully tested a new surface-to-air-missile with the range to hit Tehran from eastern Iraq (400 miles).