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Iran Missile Hits Decoy Barge

December 07, 1987|United Press International

MANAMA, Bahrain — Iran fired a Silkworm missile toward a Kuwait oil terminal today but instead struck a decoy barge protecting the offshore facility near where the U.S. Navy has permission to establish a floating base.

It was the first missile launched at Kuwait by the Iranians since Oct. 22, when a Silkworm fired from Iranian-occupied southern Iraq seriously damaged Sea Island, Kuwait's primary offshore oil-loading terminal. Western diplomats said the barge was one of several reflector-equipped vessels placed around Sea Island a few weeks after it was hit.

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