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Iran–Iraq War

Iraqi 2nd Counter-offensive To retake al-Faw

Monday Feb 24, 1986
al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq

On 24 February 1986, Saddam sent one of his best commanders, General Maher Abd al-Rashid, and the Republican Guard to begin a new offensive to recapture al-Faw. A new round of heavy fighting took place. However, their attempts again ended in failure, costing them many tanks and aircraft: their 15th mechanised division was almost completely wiped out.