Iraq reports direct hits on oil center in Gulf

Iraq said its armed forces bombed Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, scoring direct hits on Iranian oil installations.

An Iraqi military spokesman, quoted by the official news agency INA, said the raids were intended to show that Iraq was serious when it threatened to destroy the oil terminal on the island.

Meanwhile, mediators in the Iran-Iraq war will make new contacts in the next few days to try to end the 23-month-old conflict, Islamic Conference Organization (ICO) Secretary General Habib Chatti said.

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