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February 28, 1986

Iraqi troops, jets and helicopter gunships attacked Iranian forces on the Faw Peninsula in southern Iraq after a two-day lull, caused by bad weather, in the 5 1/2-year-old war. Iran said it captured an Iraqi colonel and inflicted heavy casualties on the attackers. In the north, Iran said it overran 16 more Iraqi villages and six military bases. Meanwhile, the insurance firm Lloyd's of London said Iraqi warplanes damaged a Liberian supertanker in the Persian Gulf as it approached Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal.

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