Occupied by Iraqi troops in the early days of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war
, Khorramshahr was finally liberated on May 24, 1982, after two days of heavy fighting and sacrifices made by the Iranian forces.
No figures are available on the number of abroad fighters killed amidst the Iran-Iraq war
, but Afghans, and even a group of Iraqis, battled alongside Iranian forces against the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Three landmines remaining from Iran-Iraq war
(1980-1988) exploded in different regions near Mariwan, Iranian Kurdpress news agency reported on April 10.
Al Sadr's apparent withdrawal from politics coincides with a greatly expanded presence of rival Shiite militias, like the Asaib Ahl Al Haq, an Iran-backed group that has opened political offices in Baghdad and the south; and the Badr Organisation, which was formed by exiled Iraqis who fought for the Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war
, and has now many members who are active in the Iraqi security forces.
To call the last 40 years a "Pax Americana" would probably be overstating the case because, this being the Middle East we're talking about, there was an awful lot of violencefrom the Israeli-Arab wars, to the Iran-Iraq war
, to the American liberation of Kuwait and invasions of Iraq, to scores of bloody terror attacks stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf.
Iran displayed 12 Sejil and 18 Ghadr missiles at the annual parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war
27 ( ANI ): A recent report has revealed that the United States didn't do anything to stop Saddam Hussein from the use of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war
in the 1980s, despite sharing intelligence with Baghdad on the matter.
Soroush/Nowruz, two separate fields damaged in the Iran-Iraq war
, have been repaired and upgraded by Shell as an integrated project for which the major signed an $810m BBC in November 1999.
The victim "entered a restricted area, ignoring instructions, which led to an explosion a mine," pointing out that the border areas of Missan province (al-Tayyeb and Fakkah ) are considered "dangerous to contain mines and ordnance old from Iran-Iraq war
After the Iran-Iraq war
began in September 1980, North Korea reportedly provided Iran with tanks and other weapons, and technicians.
Although the Iran-Iraq war
ended 20 years ago, the fate of many soldiers on both sides remains unknown.
Aside from the wars mentioned above, other conflicts discussed include the Indian and Pakistani wars over Kashmir and Bangladesh, Arab-Israeli conflicts of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Falkland Islands War between the UK and Argentina, the Iran-Iraq war
, and the first Gulf War.
It is worth recalling that going back to the Iran-Iraq War
during the 1980s, Syria was the only Arab regime willing to side with Tehran.
The raid inside Iraq near the border with Iran killed 34 members of the group, which fought alongside Iraqi forces against the Islamic republic in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war
and is also on the U.
1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War
were repatriated today at the Shalamjah border