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Iran–Iraq War

Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas

Friday Apr 23, 1982
Khuzestan Province, Iran

In preparation for Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas, the Iranians had launched numerous air raids against Iraq air bases, destroying 47 jets (including Iraq's brand new Mirage F-1 fighter jets from France); this gave the Iranians air superiority over the battlefield while allowing them to monitor Iraqi troop movements.


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