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Iran, Iraq forces trade air attacks

Iraq said its Navy and Air Force Monday destroyed five "enemy naval targets" at the northern tip of the Gulf and downed an Iranian helicopter gunship. Iran said it had shotdown two Soviet-made Iraqi warplanes, an SU-22 and a MIG-23, in a dog-fight Monday.

The Iranian national news agency IRNA said Iranian planes had destroyed an Iraqi missile-launching platform near Faw, on the southwest bank of the Shattal Arab waterway.

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