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...ould be justified in retaliating aggressively, using better weapons. Although each attacked had some success, the Iranians were ready and protected themselves, whereas, on the other hand, Iraq had to face the major damage. On November 7, “commando units played a significant role, with the navy and air force, in an assault on Iraqi oil export terminals at Mina l Bakr and Al Faw. Iran hoped to diminish Iraq’s financial resources by reducing its oil revenues. Iran also attacked the northern pipeline in the early days of the war and persuaded Syria to close the Iraqi pipeline that crossed its territory”. Iran asked its ally, Syria, to stop their providing supplies to Iraq in order to put an end to the Persian Gulf War. It was decided that a cutback of Iraq’s essential resources would impact its morale, thus having the possible effect of forcing Iraq to surrender.
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