CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1982
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(Studio) Fierce fighting between Iran and Iraq reported near Basra. Conflicting reports of battle noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Scenes shown. Possibility of Iran's conquest of Shatt al Arab waterway to Persian Gulf noted. Iran television scenes shown. Overthrow of Iraqi leaders said believed Khomeini objective. Shiite aspect of conflict considered. Resulting turmoil should Khomeini prevail noted. Threat to oil reserves pointed out. Iraq television scenes shown. Kharg Island oil depot said bombed. Strengthening of Syria said thought perhaps an Iran objective. Religious nature of turmoil cited.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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