Military History – Iraq-Iran War
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Although better equipped and better trained, the Iraqi forces failed to generate critical mass against the Iranians, who significantly outnumbered them. This would remain so throughout the rest of the war, until the signing of a bitter cease-fire agreement in 1988.
Iraq-Iran War Special Files
Fanack offers a special file on the Iraq-Iran War (1980-1988).
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- During the February-September 1988 Operation al-Anfal– a reference to a Koranic chapter that speaks of plundering t...
- The Iraq-Iran War began as a limited war between neighbours ended in total warfare in which the international...
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