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Operation Ashura
Part of Iran–Iraq War
Date17 October 1984
(4 days)
LocationMeymak, Ilam Province
Result Iran recaptured the occupied area
Belligerents
 Iraq  Iran
Commanders and leaders
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps


Operation Ashura (Persian: عملیات عاشورا‎) is a military operation during Iran-Iraq War[1][2][3][4] which was launched on 17 October 1984 by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Islamic Republic of Iran Army against the army of Iraq. The military code of this operation was "Ya Aba Abdullah Al-Hussein (A.S.)" [Persian: (یااباعبدالله‌الحسین(ع], and ultimately the operation led to the recapture of more than 50 square kilometers of occupied areas in Ilam province, Iran.[5][6][7][8]

Twelve days before the official start of the Iran-Iraq war, on September 10, 1980, Iraqi Ba'athist army entered Ilam province and occupied the Meymak area. As a result of Ashura-operation, Iran took back fifty square-kilometers of the area, and Iranian forces killed/injured about 1500 of Iraqi forces, and captured 190 members from Iraqi army. Among the spoils of war achievement by Iran, are as follows:

4 tanks, 7 vehicles, 6 106 mm rifles, 29 mortars and a large number of small arms and ammunition from the Iraqi army.[9][10][11]

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  1. Operation Ashura yjc.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  2. An overview of Operation Ashura isna.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  3. Images: 25 Mehr 1363, the beginning of Operation Ashura iranpress.com, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  4. Anniversary of the beginning of Ashura operation imna.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  5. Operation Ashura (anniversary) iribnews.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  6. Operation Ashura irna.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  7. Operation Ashura irib.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  8. Operation Ashura at a glance defapress.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  9. Anniversary of Operation Ashura (Amaliate-Ashura) iribnews.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  10. Ashura-operation (anniversary) mashreghnews.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021
  11. Operation Ashura with Ramze Ya Aba Abdullah Al-Hussein iqna.ir, Retrieved 30 January 2021

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