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    * Battle of Khorramshahr *

    نبرد خرمشهر


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    (Wikipedia) - Battle of Khorramshahr First Battle of Khorramshahr Belligerents Commanders and leaders Units involved Strength Casualties and losses
    Part of Iran–Iraq War
    An armed Iranian woman guarding a mosque during Iraqi invasion of Khorramshahr in September–October 1980.
    Date Location Result Territorial changes
    22 September – 10 November 1980 (1 month, 2 weeks and 5 days)
    Khorramshahr, Khuzestan, Iran
    Decisive Iraqi victory
    Iraq captures Khorramshahr (called Mohammarah by the Arabs)
     Iran  Iraq
    Abulhassan Banisadr Mohammad Jahanara Kamel Sajid Ahmad Zeidan
    ? 3rd Armoured Division 33rd Special Forces Brigade 66th Special Forces Brigade
    3,000 defenders initially (IRGC, Army, Gendarmerie and local volunteers), additional reinforcements in the form of Paratroopers and Marine soldiers 15,000–20,000
    7,000 dead and wounded Unknown civilian casualties Dozens of Chieftain tanks 7,000 100 armored vehicles
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    Iran–Iraq War
    Iraqi invasion

    Stalemate (1981)

    • Nasr
    • H3

    Iranian offensive (1982)

    • Samen-ol-A''emeh
    • Tariq al-Qods
    • Fath ol-Mobin
    • Beit ol-Moqaddas (2nd Khorramshahr)
    • Ramadan

    Strategic stalemate (1983–84)

    • Before the Dawn
    • Dawn 1
    • Dawn 2
    • Dawn 3
    • Dawn 4
    • Dawn 5
    • Kheibar
    • Kurdish rebellion (1983)
    • Dawn 6
    • Marshes
    • Badr

    Duel offensives (1985–86)

    • Dawn 8 (1st al-Faw)
    • Mehran
    • Karbala 4
    • Karbala-5
    • Karbala-6
    • Karbala-8
    • Karbala 10
    • Nasr 4

    Final stages

    • Beit-ol-Moqaddas 2
    • Al-Anfal Campaign (Halabja)
    • Zafar 7
    • Tawakalna ala Allah (2nd al-Faw)
    • Forty Stars
    • Mersad

    Tanker War

    • Earnest Will
    • Prime Chance
    • Eager Glacier
    • Nimble Archer
    • Praying Mantis

    International incidents

    The Battle of Khorramshahr was a major engagement between Iraq and Iran in the Iran-Iraq War. The battle took place from September 22 to November 10, 1980. Known for its brutality and violent conditions, the city came to be known by the Iranians as ‘Khuninshahr,’ meaning ‘City of Blood.’

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