Operation Muslim ibn Aqil

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Operation Muslim Ibn Aqil (Persian: عملیات مسلم بن عقیل) or "Operation Moslem ibn Aghil" was an operation during Iran-Iraq war[1] which was launched by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Islamic Republic of Iran Army[2] with the code of "Ya Abal-Fazl al-Abbas" on 1 October 1982.[3][4]

The goal of the operation was to capture all heights which were overlooking the town of Mandali, Iraq. Another goal of "operation Moslem Ibn Aqil" was to ensure the middle-front borders, liberation of (a part of) Iran's land(s), and rejecting Iraq from the west of Sumar, Iran.[5]

During "operation Moslem Ibn Aqil",[6][7] Iranian forces were successful in progress at the first stage; their progress rate reduced at the second stage, and eventually could to consolidate the conquered positions.[8]

At the mentioned operation which was done in two steps in a seven-day period,[9] 150 km2 of Iran's land became free, and approximately 30 km2 of Iraq was seized by Iran. Meanwhile, as well as ensuring Sumar, Iranian forces dominated Giskeh heights, Kohneh-Rig and straits of Iran-Iraq border.[5] The operation finally finished on 7 October 1982.[10]


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  2. ^ "Memorial of "Operation Moslem ibn Aqil" martyrs". tasnimnews.com. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Amaliat (operation) Muslim ibn Aghil". fatehan.ir. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  4. ^ "War operation of Moslim ibn Aqil". aja.ir. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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  6. ^ "Anniversary of Moslem ibn Aqil operation". iribnews.ir. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  7. ^ Battle of Badr -- Operation Moslem ibn Aghil yjc.ir Retrieved 7 September 2019
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  10. ^ "Moslem ibn Aqil Operation". isna.ir. Retrieved 17 September 2019.