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Operation Ramadan
Strategic stalemateLimited tactical Iranian victory Successful Iraqi defenceTerritorial changes Iran
Iran
invades Iraq
Iraq
and makes minor gains over useless territory (captures 50 square Kilometers),[1] but fails to capture its main operational o
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Iraq
Coordinates: 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic
Republic
of Iraqجمهورية العراق (Arabic) کۆماری عێراق (Kurdish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: الله أكبر (Arabic) "Allahu Akbar" (transliteration) "God is the Greatest"Anthem: "Mawtini" "موطني" (English: "My Homeland")Capital and largest city Baghdad 33°20′N 44°26′E / 33.333°N 44.433°E / 33.333; 44.433Official languagesArabic KurdishReligion IslamDemonym IraqiGovernment Federal p
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Iran
Iran
Iran
(Persian: ایران‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] ( listen)), also known as Persia[10] (/ˈpɜːrʒə/),[11] officially the Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān ( listen)),[12] is a sovereign state in Western Asia.[13][14] With over 81 million inhabitants,[6] Iran
Iran
is the world's 18th-most-populous country.[15] Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second-largest country in the Middle East
Middle East
and the 17th-largest in the world
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Saddam Hussein
Saddam
Saddam
Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (/hʊˈseɪn/;[5] Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī;[a] 28 April 1937[b] – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq
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Liberation Of Khorramshahr
Khorramshahr
Khorramshahr
(Persian: خرمشهر‎ [xoræmˈʃæhɾ], also romanized as Khurramshahr [1][2] is a city and capital of Khorramshahr County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 123,866, in 26,385 families.[3] Khorramshahr
Khorramshahr
is an inland port city located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Abadan. The city extends to the right bank of the Shatt Al Arab
Shatt Al Arab
waterway near its confluence with the Haffar arm of the Karun
Karun
river. The 1986 census proved that as a result of the Iran-Iraq War, the city was poorly-populated
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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Persian: اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی‎, translit. Akbar Hāshemī Rafsanjānī  pronunciation (help·info) or Hashemi Bahramani; 25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017) was an influential Iranian politician, writer and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic
Islamic Republic
who was the fourth President of Iran
President of Iran
from 3 August 1989 until 3 August 1997. He was the head of the Assembly of Experts
Assembly of Experts
from 2007 until 2011, when he decided not to nominate himself for the post.[3][4] He was also the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council. During the final years of the Iran– Iraq
Iraq
War, Rafsanjani was the de facto commander-in-chief of the Iranian military
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T-72 Tank
The T-72 is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank that entered production in 1971.[8] About 20,000 T-72 tanks were built,[9] making it one of the most widely produced post–World War II tanks, second only to the T-54/55 family. The T-72 was widely exported and saw service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts.Contents1 Development1.1 T-64 1.2 Mobilization model 1.3 T-722 Production history2.1 Models 2.2 Variants 2.3 Remote weapon stations3 Design characteristics3.1 Weight 3.2 Nuclear, biological, and chemical protection 3.3 Interior 3.4 Armour3.4.1 Estimated protection level3.5 Gun 3.6 Autoloader4 Service4.1 Syria 4.2 Iraq 4.3 Chechen wars 4.4 Russo-Georgian War 4.5 War in Donbass 4.6 Further service 4.7 Combat history5 See also 6 Notes 7 Sources 8 External linksDevelopment[edit] T-64[edit] The development of the T-72 was a direct result of the introduction of the T-64 tank
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Operation Forty Stars
Decisive MEK/Iraqi victory, seizure of MehranSuccessful MEK/Iraqi offensive Iranian defensive failureBelligerents People's Mujahedin (PMOI)  Iraq IranCommanders and leaders Massoud Rajavi Maryam Rajavi Saddam Hussein Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Ali ShahbaziUnits involved National Liberation Army of IranStrength22 PMOI brigades 16,000 (PMOI claim)Casualties and lossesPMOI 71 dead (PMOI claim) 240 wounded (PMOI claim)[1] Thousands dead (Iranian claim)[1] 8,000 dead and wounded (PMOI claim)[1] 1,500-3000 captured[2][3] 40 tanks 20 APCs numerous 155mm and 130mm artillery pieces numerous TOW ATGMs numerous HAWK SAM batteries, and hundreds of small arms, mortars and machineguns captured[1][2]v t eIran– Iraq
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First Battle Of Al-Faw
Maher Abd al-Rashid Hisham al-Fakhri Saad Tuma Abbas akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Mohsen Rezaee Ali Sayad Shirazi Morteza Ghorbani Hossein Kharrazi Amin ShariatiStrength126 infantry battalions, 33 armored battalions, 23 mechanized battalions, 29 commando battalions, 20 Republican Guard battalions Beginning: 1,000–5,000 troops Height of battle: 82,000 troops Three mechanized divisions 400+ aircraft 200+ helicopters140 infantry battalions, 16 artillery battalions Beginning: 22,000–25,000 troops Height of battle: 133,000 troops Several tank companies 70 aircraft 70+ helicoptersCasualties and losses17,000 KIA, 25,000 WIA,[1] 2,105 captured 74 aircraft, 11 helicopters, 400 tanks, 200 APCs, 500 military vehicles, 20 field artillery pieces, 55 anti-aircraft artillery pieces, 7 fast attack crafts, 5 engineering vehicles destroyed 80 tanks, 40 APCs, 250 vehicles, 35 field artillery pieces, 150 anti-aircraft artillery pieces, 3 radars and 34 engi
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Operation Dawn 5
Strategic stalemateTactical Iranian victory ( Iran
Iran
fails their objective but makes minor gains over useless land) Defensive Iraqi victory ( Iraq
Iraq
holds on to the city of al-Basra) Iranians get within artillery range of BasraTerritorial chang
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Operation Kheibar
Strategic Iranian victoryIraqi counter-attack failed to materialize (plan aborted)Territorial changes Iran
Iran
captures the Majnoon IslandBelligerents Iraq  IranCommanders and leaders Mohsen Rezaee Hossein Kharrazi Mohammad Ebrahim Hemmat † Hamid Bakeri †Strength250,000 250,000 Pasdaran and BasijCasualties and losses10,000 killed and wounded 40,000 killed and woundedv t eIran–
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Kurdish Rebellion Of 1983
Indecisive:Kurdish KDP
KDP
and PUK hold major enclaves in North Iraq Beginning of Al-Anfal campaign
Al-Anfal campaign
(1986–89) against the KurdsBelligerents Kurdistan Democratic Party Supported by:  Iran Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Supported by: Libya  Syria IraqCommanders and leaders Massoud Barzani Jalal Talabani Saddam Hussein Ali Hassan al-MajidCasualties and lossesAt least 110,000 killed (mostly civilians)
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Operation Dawn 6
Strategic stalemateTactical Iranian victory Defensive Iraqi victoryTerritorial changes Territory 5 by 10 miles captured, but not the objective of the Baghdad- Basra
Basra
highwayBelligerents Iraq  IranStrength~140,000 500,000Casualties and lossesModerate Heavyv t eIran– Iraq
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Battle Of The Marshes
Iranian pyrrhic victory[citation needed]Initial Iraqi counter-attack is successful Iraqi counter-attack on the Majnoon Island fail to materialize (the plan is aborted)Territorial changes Iranians fall back but manage to occupy the Majnoon island and parts of the Hawr Al Hawiza
Hawr Al Hawiza
marshBelligerents Iraq IranCommanders and leaders Hossein Kharrazi (WIA)Casualties
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Operation Dawn 8
Iranian victoryTactical Iranian success Iraqi defensive failure Iraqi counter-attack failsTerritorial changes Iran
Iran
captures the al-Faw PeninsulaBelligerents Iraq  IranCommanders and leaders Maher Abd al-Rashid Hisham Sabah al-Fakhri Saadi Tuma Abbas Hossein KharraziStrength25,000-30,000 soldiers 100,000 soldiers 50,000 Pasdaran and BasijCasualties and losses17,000 dead 30,000 deadv t eIran–
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