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Iraq Clears Shatt Al-Arab

Iraq has started clearing the Shatt al-Arab waterway and vessels strandedthere since the start of the Iraq-Iran war in September 1980 are being towed toDubai, according to Lieutenant Commander Bruce Cole, spokesman for the US NavalForces Central Command. Mr. Cole told the Associated Press on 28 July that threecarcasses have been towed out in a matter of four days, and that the US CoastGuard had boarded and checked on 28 July the motor...