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The World : Iran Shifting War Strategy

In a major strategy change, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has ordered Iranian forces to adopt defensive tactics instead of mounting “human wave” assaults, Ali Reza Afshar, chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, disclosed. Iran has suffered heavy losses in frontal attacks on Iraqi forces in the war, which began in September, 1980. Since June 9, Iranian troops have reportedly been concentrating on small-scale raids on Iraqi outposts before returning to base.


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