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June 01, 1979 - Image 13

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Michigan Daily, 1979-06-01

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Khomeini
guards
confront
Arab rebels
in skirmish
KHORAMSHAHR, Iran
(AP)-Revolutionary guardsmen and
autonomy minded Arab militants
divided this port city into opposing ar-
med camps yesterday after two days of
fighting that left at least 25 persons
dead and 120 wounded here and in the
surrounding Persian Gulf region. The
government forces cordoned off
Khoramshahr to isolate the rebel fac-
tion.
The bloody confrontations subsided
by nightfall yesterday in a de facto
truce. The revolutionary guardsmen,
loyal to the central government con-
trolled by Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini, included local armed men
and others dispatched from Tehran and
other cities.
THE GUARDSMEN HELD the cen-
ter of this city of 100,000 in western
Khuzestan province, heart of Iran's oil
region, and set up roadblocks at main
approaches to the city. They stopped
and searched vehicles and passengers,
telling reporters they believed Arab
reinforcements were trying to reach
the city from thick palm groves on the
outskirts.
The rebels, members of the Arab
minority in Iran, held positions in
Khoramshahr on the west bank of the
Karun River and in the northern section
of the city.
The Arabs seized several government
building and clashed with the gover-
nment forces in the port area Wed-
nesday, but the Khomeini troops
repulsed the Arab attempt to take con-
trol of the entire city.
POLICE POSTS IN Khoramshahr
continued to come under Arab attack
yesterday but all the attacks were
beaten off, news reports said. The of-

-. ._.. . ..--.-- ~AP Photo
SHOOTING CONTINUED IN Khoramshahr, Iran, yesterday, where this sniper settled behind his sand-bagged
barricade. The Iranian government has ordered a heavy guard around the nearby Abadan oil refinery, a crucial point
in Iran's economy.

ficial Paris news agency said residents
of Abadan and Khoramshahr -were
"asked to report counter-
revolutionaries" to authorities to
enable officials "to annul imperialistic
plots."
Iranian government spokesman Ab-
bas Amir-Entezam said that "counter-
revolutionaries and enemies of Iran"
were behind the Khoramshahr fighting.
Foreign minister Ibrahimm Yazdi,
meanwhile, said Iran would break
relations with the United States if it
"continues to intervene in our internal
affairs." In an interview with the
Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa, Yazdi
said, "We are not prepared to allow
America or any other power to influen-
ce our policies."
HE DID NOT mention the United
States in connection with the fighting in
southern Iran. The Iranian
revolutionaries have bridled under U.S.
criticism of their Islamic judicial

system, which has sent more than 200
officials or supporters of the ole im-
perial regime before firing squads.
State radio, reconstructing the
Khoramshahr fighting, said shooting
began when eight unidentified men
crossed into Iran-apparently from the

bordering nations of Kuwait or
Iraq-and engaged revolutionary
guards in gunfire.
Iran and Iraq both have increased
their border forces since the fighting
broke out, according to Iranian of-
ficials.

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