AMMAN, JORDAN, JAN. 30 -- Iraqi President Saddam Hussein huddled with senior aides last Saturday to finalize plans for the first ground attacks against allied forces, including a thrust by Iraqi tanks toward the Saudi border town of Khafji, Baghdad Radio reported today.

The battle plan was drawn up at a meeting of members of Iraq's ruling Revolution Command Council, military commanders and other top advisers. The radio report said Saddam visited the southeastern province of Basra Sunday to give field commanders "final instructions to implement the ground attack."

Using flowery, evocative language and victory claims, Baghdad Radio trumpeted the attack as a new phase of the Persian Gulf War. It said Iraqi troops engaged allied forces in a ground battle, managing to penetrate overnight into Saudi territory as far as Khafji, a small oil town on the gulf's northern coast near the border with Kuwait. In the 31st military communique of the war, the radio said, "Our ground troops moved to teach the aggressors the lessons they deserve and waged a lightning ground attack, carrying the flag of Allahu Akbar {God is great}, and struck the infidel troops while they were advancing."

Supporters of Iraq in Jordan and elsewhere in the Arab world were buoyed by early reports of the push into Khafji, and regardless of the outcome, they are likely to see Saddam as having taken the initiative. Today's action was viewed by Saddam's supporters as yet another message that he has the determination to carry through.

"Our troops were able to penetrate 20 kilometers {about 12 miles} inside the battlefield where the enemy is stationed inside the Kingdom of Evil of Saudi Arabia. Our troops were able to enter the coastal town of Khafji at midnight," the broadcast said.

Baghdad Radio gave no further details and did not indicate whether Iraqi troops had stayed in Khafji or pulled out from the town, which the Saudis evacuated after war broke out Jan. 17.

Claiming that Iraqi forces were "wiping out the renegade invaders and knocking out the forces of infidelity, corruption, and treason," the broadcast also sought to reassure the Saudi people that the Iraqi advance was not intended to occupy their land.

"We do not covet your land. We are your brothers, and you are our brothers. . . . All of us are in one line against the line of atheism, crime and corruption," the state-run radio station's commentator said. "Our entry into your land is not occupation, but is made necessary by the circumstances of the fight against the armies of atheism and aggression that have turned your land into a base for aggression."

Earlier, Iraq said its forces shot down three more allied planes and fired missiles at oil refineries near Khafji, setting them ablaze. In its 30th military communique, the radio said the actions brought to 213 the number of allied aircraft and missiles reported knocked out. The report did not say how many refineries were hit or when. Tehran Radio and the Iranian news agency, which have closely monitored developments in Iraq, said Iraqi television was still off the air in the border region east of Baghdad, an area severely bombed by allied forces.