Attacks Increase against Economic Targets 

Both Iraq and Iran have stepped up their attacks against economic targets, amidst signs that the six-year old Gulf war may be about to witness a major escalation.

Iraqi jets last week attacked a munitions factory near Tehran, the steel mill at Isfahan, the oil refinery at Kermanshah, a sugar factory at Dezful, a machine-tool factory and an aluminium plant at Arak, fuel oil storage depots at Ahwaz, oil installations at Kharg, and a...