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Iran–Iraq War

Starting The Battle of Khorramshahr

Sunday Sep 21, 1980
Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran

On 22 September, a prolonged battle began in the city of Khorramshahr, eventually leaving 7,000 dead on each side. Reflecting the bloody nature of the struggle, Iranians came to call Khorramshahr "City of Blood".


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