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Operation Jerusalem Way
Part of Iran-Iraq War
Date 29 November 1981 - 7 December 1981
Location Bostan in Khuzestan, South-West Iran
Belligerents
 Iraq  Iran
Commanders and leaders
Iran Hossein Kharrazi
Iran Mohammad Boroujerdi
Casualties and losses
~7,000 ~6,000


Operation Tariq al-Qods (meaning Operation Jerusalem Way) was an operation in the Iran-Iraq War launched by Iran to free Bostan.

The battle[edit | edit source]

The Operation was launched on 29 November 1981 and lasted more than a week. The Iranians used human wave attacks in their offensive for the first time in the war. Fierce fighting raged with the Iraqi defenders for one week with heavy losses on both sides. The Iranians were able to successfully liberate Bostan. During the operation both Iran and Iraq suffered heavy casualties. Iran was now able to eliminate an important supply route. This was extremely critical because Iraq did not have enough soldiers for a long frontline. 2,500 Iraqis and 6,000 Iranians had been killed in the fighting.

References[edit | edit source]

A Hot and Holy War, by Patricia Blake, TIME Magazine, March 22, 1982.

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