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Operation Dezful
Part of Iran–Iraq War
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Dezful
Location of the city of Dezful, Iran
Date October 15, 1980
Location Dezful, southwest Iran
Result Decisive Iraqi victory
  • Iranian counter-attack fails.
  • Iraqis maintain the siege of West of Karun.
Belligerents
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svg Iraq Flag of Iran.svg Iran
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svg Iraq Iran
Casualties and losses
KIA 400
Tank 60


The Operation Dezful fought in early stage of the Iran-Iraq War on October 15, 1980. The Iranian Army's aim was to stop Iraqis progress in Iranian territories and to push them back before stall of their progress. However due to hassle in decision making, purge of army commander due to their participation in Nojeh coup plot, and underestimating fire power of Iraqi forces they failed to reach their goals and retreat to the eastern shores of Karkhe River in west of Dezful.[1]

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Coordinates: 32°23′00″N 48°28′00″E / 32.3833°N 48.4667°E / 32.3833; 48.4667

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