Iran has said it is preparing for an all-out invasion of Iraq to avenge the Iraqi missile attacks which devastated much of the city of Dezful, in southern Iran, on December 19.
1. GV ZOOM IN Bombed out building in Dezful. 0.08
2. GV People salvaging belongings from rubble. 0.17
3. GV PAN Earth-moving equipment at scene of bombing. (2 SHOTS) 0.35
4. GV PAN Bombed out building. 0.42
5. SV PAN Anti-Iraqi demonstration. 0.59
6. GVs Coffins being carried in procession surrounded by chanting crowds. (4 SHOTS) 1.44
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Background: DEZFUL, IRAN
Iran has said it is preparing for an all-out invasion of Iraq to avenge the Iraqi missile attacks which devastated much of the city of Dezful, in southern Iran, on December 19. Many people who were made homeless in the attacks returned to the rubble which had once been houses and apartment blocks to retrieve what belongings they could find. At least 62 people died during the long-range missile onslaught, 300 were wounded and several hundred shops and offices were destroyed. Anti-Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets to vent their anger at the attacks, which came when the city's mosques and shopping centres were full of people. Chanting crowds followed the funeral processions of those killed, shouting slogans deriding Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The two countries have been locked in a war for more than two years.
Source: AHMAD DELSHADIAN