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Iraqi air attacks have severely restricted Iran’s ability to export oil, Persian Gulf shipping and oil industry sources said. The recent raids on Iran’s main oil terminal of Kharg Island reportedly slowed a tanker shuttle from Kharg in the northern gulf to Sirri Island in the south. Iran has been using Sirri Island facilities to load most of its exports out of range of Iraqi jet fighters. Only one berth in the main Kharg terminal area was reportedly in operation, out of a total of 14.


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