Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

Iraq launched seven air attacks on the Iranian nuclear reactor at Bushehr between 1984 and 1988 during the Iran-Iraq War, ultimately destroying the facility. In response to …

Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

Iran-Iraq War - The War of Attrition, 1984-87. By 1984 it was reported that some 300,000 Iranian soldiers and 250,000 Iraqi troops had been killed, or wounded.

Series of attacks highlights reach of Iran-allied militias ...

In Iraq on Monday, troops shot down two so-called "suicide drones" at that same airport, American and Iraqi officials said. No group immediately claimed the attack, though one of the drones' wings had the words "Soleimani's revenge" painted on it in Arabic. Militias backed by Iran have been suspected in similar assaults.

US Military Equipment in Iraq (2007) - WikiLeaks

Friday November 9, 2007. Wikileaks exclusive investigative report.. The United States has been caught with at least 2,386 "non-lethal" chemical weapons deployed in Iraq. The items appear in a spectacular 2,000 page leak of nearly one million items of US military equipment deployed in Iraq given to the government transparency group Wikileaks.The …

The US pullout from Iraq | In Translation

It started with the war in Afghanistan, then the Iraq war ensued. In the latter, military operations were broadcast live across the globe, in a striking departure from coverage of previous wars in ...

Military and Strategic Perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War

Military and Strategic Perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War Williamson Murray and Kevin M. Woods The Problem Strategic realities and long-standing national interests all but ensure that the United States will find its military forces involved in the Middle East into the forseeable future. One way to prepare for an uncertain future is to develop a ...

Iraqi forces - GlobalSecurity.org

By the end of the Iraq-Iran war, it was the army's major offensive element and key to Iraq's victory, according to GlobalSecurity.org. In August …

Iraqi Air Force - Wikipedia

The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF or IrAF) (Arabic: القوات الجوية العراقية, romanized: Al Quwwat al Jawwiyah al Iraqiyyah) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Iraqi Armed Forces.It is responsible for the defense of Iraqi airspace as well as the policing of its international borders. The IQAF also acts as a support force for the Iraqi Navy and the Iraqi Army, which allows ...

List of Gulf War military equipment - Wikipedia

By the end of 1982, Iraq had been resupplied with new Soviet materiel, and the ground war entered a new phase. Iraq used newly acquired T-55 tanks and T-62 tanks, BM-21 Stalin Organ rocket launchers, and Mi-24 helicopter gunships to prepare a Soviet-type three-line defense, replete with obstacles, minefields, and fortified positions.

Iran-Iraq War | Military.com

Footage of the 1980 Iran-Iraq conflict. Here, Iranian forces are seen shooting at their Iraqi counter part situated on the other side of the field.

How Iran Destroyed Iraq's Navy in 1 Day (Using Lots of ...

The Iran-Iraq War by Pierre Razoux and Iran at War: 1500-1988, Dr. Kaveh Farrokh provide some of the few Western accounts of one of the most intense air-naval battles since World War II.

Death Tolls of the Iran-Iraq War – Charles Kurzman

The Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988 scarred both countries deeply, with horrific fighting at the battlefront and long-range missile attacks on cities. But postwar censuses in Iran and Iraq suggest that the war's death toll may not …

Iraq: Biggest Corruption Scandal In History| …

Corruption, the waste of government resources and the purchase of military equipment have increased Iraq's budget deficit from $ 16.7 billion in 2013, $ 20 billion in 2016 to $ 23 billion for ...

List of current equipment of the Iraqi Ground Forces ...

Captured from Iran-Iraq war M1938 Soviet Union: Howitzer 80 M-46 Soviet Union: Field gun: 676: 2A36 Giatsint-B Soviet Union: Field gun ≈200 Astros II MLRS Iraq Brazil. Multiple rocket launcher: ≈100: Built under license as the Sajil-60: BM-21 Grad Soviet Union: Multiple rocket launcher: ≈100: From Saddam era. BM-21 and 9P138 variants. TOS ...

IRAQ: Iraq's Prewar Military Capabilities | Council on ...

How much functioning military equipment did Iraq's army have? Iraq was thought to have between 1,800 and 2,000 tanks in working order, compared with at least 5,500 before the 1991 Gulf War. About...

Army - Iraq Special Weapons

This growth in the manpower and equipment inventories of the Iraqi armed forces was facilitated by Iraq's capacity to pay for a large standing army and was occasioned by Iraq's need to fight a war with Iran, a determined and much larger neighbor.

The Collapse of the Iraqi Army's Will to Fight: A Lack of ...

The Iraqi Army lacks trust in its equipment, training and its soldiers because between 2011, when coalition forces left Iraq, and 2014, when ISIS attacked, the Iraqi Army executed almost no training, effectively recruited no new soldiers, and broke or sold the majority of the military equipment it had acquired between 2004 and 2011.

Wilson Center Digital Archive

September 23, 1986. Annual Report of the Situation in the Iran-Iraq War. In the latter half of 1986, the East German Military Attache in Baghdad reports on how the Iran-Iraq War has progressed and where it is going. During the war so far, Iraq's greatest source of imports has been, by far, from the Soviet Union.

New Iraqi Army (NIA) Equipment - GlobalSecurity.org

Equipment shortages have been reduced as equipment procured with U.S.-funded contracts began to flow into Iraq during mid-to-late 2004. By 2005, the Iraqi Army had 60 percent of its total ...

U.S. Secretly Gave Aid to Iraq Early in Its War …

The American decision to lend crucial help to Baghdad so early in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war came after American intelligence agencies warned that Iraq was on the verge of being overrun by Iran ...

Iran Chamber Society: History of Iran: Iran-Iraq War …

Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988. The Iranian high command passed from regular military leaders to clergy in mid-1982. In March of same year, Tehran launched its Operation Undeniable Victory, which marked a major turning …

Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) - GlobalSecurity.org

A cursory look at the statistics clearly shows that Iraq has an impressive lead in major operational military items like tanks (4,000 to Iran's 1,040), armored fighting vehicles (3,000 to 750) and combat aircraft (632 to 70). But that is only the beginning.

Republican Guard (Iraq) | Military Wiki | Fandom

Iran–Iraq War. Initially, the Guard had limited capabilities; however, during the Iran–Iraq War, it was expanded to five brigades, which was initially being mostly used in counterattacks, notably in Operation Dawn 4. By 1986 the war had exhausted Iraq with both Iran and Iraq suffering heavy casualties.

Electronic Warfare Study Iraq - Archives

Western· equipment includes a Japanese communications intercept system and French-made Caiman and Remora ail'bome jammers. Iraq gained proficiency with its equipment aa . the . 8-year . war . with . Iran . progressed, yet never used ita ll88eta to their full potential. LJ. Iraqi Anny electronic wezfai-e . a.eaets . are located primarily ...

Iraq cool to Iranian offers of military cooperation - Al ...

Iran is seeking to sell weapons and military equipment to Iraq through military cooperation agreements between the two countries, but Iraq is holding back. Members of the Iraqi security forces stand guard during the reopening of Baghdad's central Tahrir Square, easing tensions a year after the launch of an anti-government protest movement, Iraq ...

Order of battle during the Iran–Iraq War | Military Wiki ...

These are the orders of battle of the Iraqi and Iranian armies for the start of the Iran–Iraq War in 1980. The data is drawn from the Air Combat Information Group's Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf Database. 1st Army Corps (sector between Rawanduz and Marivan) 7th Infantry Division (HQ Soleimaniyah, Iraq) 11th Infantry Division (HQ Soleimaniyah, Iraq) (-) (113th Infantry …

The Iran-Iraq War: The Original Gulf War | Documentary ...

On January 17th 1991, the skies over Kuwait and Iraq roared with the largest and most sophisticated air armada in history. Their mission was to destroy the a...

IRAQ: Iraq's Prewar Military Capabilities | Council on ...

How much functioning military equipment did Iraq's army have? Iraq was thought to have between 1,800 and 2,000 tanks in working order, compared with at least 5,500 before the 1991 Gulf War ...

Iran-Iraq War | Causes, Summary, Casualties, & Facts ...

Iran-Iraq War, (1980–88), prolonged military conflict between Iran and Iraq during the 1980s. Open warfare began on September 22, 1980, when Iraqi armed forces invaded western Iran along the countries' joint border, though …

Tanks During the First Gulf War – Army Tanks

Saddam Hussein, the dictator of neighboring Iraq, took advantage of the situation by authorizing an invasion of Iran in 1980. For the next eight years, war raged between Iraq and Iran. During that time, Iraq continued to build up its armed forces. By 1990, Iraq had the fourth largest army in the world. On August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops invaded ...

Iraqi Army develops the heavy mechanized and armored ...

Iraq captured a lot of US and UK origin equipment from Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. Most was used to equip MEK during the war and after. That is why M113s, M577s, and M109s have been salvaged and used by IA 5th Div. Most of those captured pieces are in the local boneyards of 5th IA's AOR.

Iran–Iraq War | Military Wiki | Fandom

The Iran–Iraq War (Persian: جنگ ایران و عراق‎; Arabic language: حرب الخليج الأولى‎) was a protracted armed conflict that began on 22 September 1980 when Iraq invaded neighbouring Iran. The war lasted almost eight years, ending in a stalemate on 20 August 1988 when Iran accepted a UN-brokered ceasefire. Iraq's rationale for the invasion was primarily to cripple ...

Iran, Iraq, & The Axis Of Sanity

Authored by Brett Redmayne-Titley via Off-Guardian.org, No other country in the Middle East is as important in countering America's rush to provide Israel with another war than Iraq. Fortunately for Iran, the winds of change in Iraq and the many other local countries under similar threat, thus, make up an unbroken chain of border to border support.

U.S. To Hand Over Iraq Bases, Equipment Worth Billions ...

Much of the U.S.'s most lethal and valuable military equipment is being shipped out of Iraq, in one of the military's biggest logistical efforts in history. Johnson, the spokesman for U.S. forces in Iraq, said that 1.5 million items have been removed in the past 12 months, with about 800,000 to go.

U S MARINES IN IRAQ REAL COMBAT HEAVY CLASHES WAR IN IRAQ …

*DISCLAIMER* This footage is part of an war archive of the war in Iraq and should be viewed as educational. This footage is not meant to glorify war or viole...

'Made in Iran': Iranian weapons in Iraq conflict

Iran has transferred arms to the Iraqi Army but also to the Peshmerga and to various Shiite militia groups. With the exception of the Iraqi Army, those categories contain numerous independent groups. Additionally, it …

The Failure of Third World Ai rPower: Iraq and the War ...

significant mark on the outcome of the war. The following five points show that the air war between Iraq and Iran is a good representation of the performance of third world air power. First, the Iran-Iraq War was the longest war of the twentieth century, providing the Iraqi air force ample opportunity to grow and improve.

Iran-Iraq War - Summary, Timeline & Legacy - HISTORY

In September 1980, Iraqi forces launched a full-scale invasion of neighboring Iran, beginning the Iran-Iraq War. Fueled by territorial, religious and political disputes between the two nations ...

Iraqi Air Force Equipment - Introduction

iraq's air force included the modern mig-29 fulcrum interceptor and air superiority fighter, the mig-27 flogger strike fighter, the mig-25 foxbat …

Iran Supplying Syrian Military via Iraq Airspace - The New ...

Iran has resumed shipping military equipment to Syria over Iraqi airspace, showing the limits of American influence in the region after the White House pressed Baghdad to close the corridor.