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Iran–Iraq War

Iraqi 1st Counter-offensive To retake al-Faw

Wednesday Feb 12, 1986
al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq

The sudden capture of al-Faw took the Iraqis by shock, since they had thought it impossible for the Iranians to cross the Shatt al-Arab. On 12 February 1986, the Iraqis began a counter-offensive to retake al-Faw, which failed after a week of heavy fighting.


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