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2 Iran Jets Shot Down, Iraq Says

March 21, 1985|From United Press International

Iraq claimed today that it shot down two of Iran's U.S.-made F-5 jet fighters in the first air battles since Baghdad declared Iranian airspace a war zone. Iran reported Iraqi air raids on towns holding celebrations for the Iranian New Year.

Iraq said one F-5 was downed in a dogfight with Iraqi planes over the central Iranian city of Hamadan, while the other was destroyed Wednesday north of the northeastern city of Sanandaj as Iraqi fighters flew combat patrols.

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