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    ITLAM PROVINCE, IRAN AND VARIOUS WARFRONT LOCATIONS

    Iranian troops on October 18 launched a three-pronged attack on Iraqi positions in the mountainous central border region between the two countries.

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    IRIB: OCTOBER 18, 1984:
    1. GV PAN Iranian troops in trenches in warfront (3 shots) 0.28
    2. SVs Iranian troops around bodies of Iraqi soldiers (2 shots) 0.33
    3. SV & CU Captured Iraqi soldiers (3 shots) 0.49
    IBTE: OCTOBER 19, 1984:
    4. GV & SVs Troops in position; bodies of Iranian war dead (4 shots) 1.11
    5. SV & CUs Iraqis in trenches; bodies of dead Iranian soldiers (5 shots) 1.36
    6. SVs Blindfolded Iranian prisoners of war, several of them injured (3 shots) 2.06
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    Background: ITLAM PROVINCE, IRAN AND VARIOUS WARFRONT LOCATIONS

    Iranian troops on October 18 launched a three-pronged attack on Iraqi positions in the mountainous central border region between the two countries. Iran said the new offensive was designed to hit back at Iraqi forces for attacks on villages in the Itlam province. Teheran Radio claimed hundreds of Iraqis were killed or wounded and more than one hundred captured during the offensive. But Iraq said its Second Army had repelled the attacks and forced Iranian units to retreat. The Iranian attack, the first major land offensive since February, is likely to set the pattern for the next stage of the four-year-old war. Observers believe this may well take the form of relatively small-scale Iranian attacks along the central and northern parts of the border where, because of the mountainous terrain, Iraq's superiority in armour is less effective. The Iraqi foreign Minister, Tariq Aziz, flew to Moscow as reports of the offensive became known in Baghdad.

    Source: IRIB/IBTE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CFAG9G7311ZG1C9702XMDVI0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CFAG9G7311ZG1C9702XMDVI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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