Operation Muharram

Operation Muharram (Persian: عملیات محرم) was an Iranian operation[2][3][4] which was conducted during the Iran–Iraq War by the command of Hasan Bagheri. It was started on 1 November 1982 at 22:08 o'clock with the code of "La-Hawla wa La-Qowwatah Ela Bellah; Ya Zeinab-Kobra (S)". The goal of this operation was "liberation of Iran's occupied lands in the vicinity of frontier mountains of Jabal-al-Hamrain in the south of Dehloran and the region which was between Fakkeh till Dehloran city.[5]

Operation Operation Muharram
Part of Iran–Iraq War
Date1–6 November 1982[1]

Iranian victory

 Iran Iraq Iraq
Casualties and losses
4,000 killed
70 tanks and 40 artillery pieces lost[1]
3,000 killed
3,500 captured[1]

Operation Muharram is known as one of exterritorial operations of Iran, too; because, advance in the territory of Iraq was planned as well as liberation plan of Iran's occupied lands. Operational area of Muharram was limited from the east to Doyrej river, and from the west to the frontier highlands of Jabal-al-Hamrain and Jabal-al-Fuqi. The operation was regarded as the continuation of Operation Fath ol-Mobin that could complete its goals by winning in that.[6]

Finally, at the end of Operation Muharram, Iran succeeded to free the highlands 400/298, Bayat oil territory, Anbar river, Chamsari police station, Musian[7] and other returns,[8] among freeing 550 kilometers of Iran's lands,[9][10][11] capturing 2350 Iraqis, and 6000 Iraqis were killed/injured, plus other casualties to Iraqi Army.[12][13]

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  1. ^ a b c d Razoux, Pierre (2015). The Iran-Iraq War. Harvard University Press, 2015. p. 237. ISBN 978-0674915718.
  2. ^ The start of operation Muharram asriran.com Retrieved 7 July 2018
  3. ^ Operation Muharram tasnimnews.com Retrieved 7 July 2018
  4. ^ Remembrance of operation Muharram aviny.com Retrieved 7 July 2018
  5. ^ The narration of Operation Muharram mashreghnews.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  6. ^ Muharram Operation askquran.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  7. ^ Operation Muharram isna.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  8. ^ Amaliyat (operation) Muharram fatehan.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  9. ^ Narration of the victory in Operation Muharram yjc.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  10. ^ The operation Muharram iribnews.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  11. ^ َAmaliyat (operation) Muharram ashoora.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  12. ^ (The Operation) Muharram defamoghaddas.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018
  13. ^ Operation Muharram bagheri.ir Retrieved 7 July 2018