Persian Gulf: Nowhere to Hide

Civilians are often targets

Three years after Iraq launched its invasion of Iran, the war between those Persian Gulf neighbors continues to take an alarming toll of civilians. In the wake of a new Iranian offensive into Iraq's mountainous northwestern region, the government of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launched Soviet-made FROG missiles at three Iranian cities in the southern province of Khuzistan. In addition, Iraq bombed several towns in northwestern Iran with Soviet-made fighters and bombers. Civilian casualties were estimated to be in the hundreds. Tehran also charged that Iraq had resorted to chemical warfare for the second time in a...

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