Operation Karbala 10

Operation Karbala 10 was a joint operationby Iran and Kurdish PUK rebels in Iraq.

Operation Karbala 10
Part of the Iran–Iraq War
Date14 April–May 1987
Northern Iraq
Result Iranian and Peshmerga victory
Minimal territorial gains of insignificant lands for Iran; Iranian advance halts at Mawat.
Iraq Iraq  Iran

Following the failure of the besiege Basra, the Iranians launched Operation Karbala 10 in northern Iraq on 14 April. The Iranians, supported by a few thousand PUK Peshmergas succeeded to capturing the outskirts of Sulaymaniyah and Halabja and lands around them.[1][2]


  1. ^ Razoux, Pierre (2015-11-03). The Iran-Iraq War. Harvard University Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0-674-08863-4.
  2. ^ Sadri, Houman A. (1997). Revolutionary States, Leaders, and Foreign Relations: A Comparative Study of China, Cuba, and Iran. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-275-95321-8.