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Iran–Iraq War

The Liberation of Khorramshahr

Sunday May 23, 1982
Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran

The Iranians hit the Iraqis with destructive air strikes and massive artillery barrages, crossed the Karun River, captured bridgeheads, and launched human wave attacks towards the city. Saddam's defensive barricade collapsed; in less than 48 hours of fighting, the city fell and 19,000 Iraqis surrendered to the Iranians.


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