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Iran–Iraq War

Iran attacked a Kuwaiti tanker carrying Iraqi oil

Sunday May 13, 1984
Bahrain

Iraq repeatedly bombed Iran's main oil export facility on Kharg Island, causing increasingly heavy damage. As a first response to these attacks, Iran attacked a Kuwaiti tanker carrying Iraqi oil near Bahrain on 13 May 1984, as well as a Saudi tanker in Saudi waters on 16 May.


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