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The World : Iran, Iraq Attack Capitals

March 12, 1985

Iran and Iraq sent their planes deep inside each other's territory to strike the opposing capitals. Iranian jets hit the suburbs of Baghdad and Iraqi planes struck Tehran, as well as Tabriz and Bakhtaran and the Persian Gulf port of Bandar Khomeini. At least 100 people were killed and hundreds more wounded, war communiques and witnesses reported. The Baghdad attack was the closest to the heart of the Iraqi capital in two years. The strike against Tehran, as reported by the Iranian news agency, was the first on a purely residential area of the Iranian capital since the war began more than four years ago and came less than an hour before the U.N.-proposed start of a ceasefire on civilian targets.

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