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Iran–Iraq War

Second Battle of al-Faw

Sunday Apr 17, 1988
Al-Faw, Iraq

On 17 April 1988, Iraq launched Operation Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan), a surprise attack against the 15,000 Basij troops on the peninsula, and within 48 hours, all of the Iranian forces had been killed or cleared from the al-Faw Peninsula.