Iraq Continues Gulf Attacks

Iraq claimed almost daily air attacks on Iran-bound shipping last week with announcements that Iraqi jets had, at various times, hit 10 very large, large and medium "naval targets" around the Iranian oil terminal of Kharg Island. However, confirmation so far has been available for only two ships. As of the beginning of this year, Iraq has claimed 22 aerial attacks with confirmation available for only five vessels, none of them oil tankers.