Issue 304 - 26 Jan 1987
The latest explosion of fighting between Iraq and Iran has been amongst the bloodiest in a particularly sanguinary war. It might just be the climax to the confrontation. There is a growing feeling in the Gulf, not least in Iraq and Iran, that the conflict has entered a crucial stage. Quite apart from being unprecedently vicious, there are aspects of the fighting which mark it out from previous rounds.

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