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July 11, 1986

Iran said its forces had captured almost 10 square miles of Iraqi territory in the central border region near Mehran and killed or wounded more than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers. A military communique said an estimated 70 Iraqis were taken prisoner, including Brig. Gen. Ahmed Turkman Rashid, commander of the 10th Armored Division's 24th Battalion. Iran claims to have captured 200 square miles--most of it occupied Iranian territory--since launching an offensive 10 days earlier.

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