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Wars of Modern BabylonA History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003$
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Pesach Malovany

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169439

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.001.0001

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The Liberation Operations in the Southern Sector

The Liberation Operations in the Southern Sector

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(p.408) Chapter 22 The Liberation Operations in the Southern Sector
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Wars of Modern Babylon
Author(s):

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0024

This chapter deals with the following Iraqi liberation operations, called Tawakalna operations, in the southern sector, one in the Shalamja area, and the other in the Majnun Islands area. It describes the battlefield, the Iranian forces and their deployment, the planning and preparations by the Iraqis for those operations, and the course of the operations themselves. The chapter deals also with an operation carried out by the Iranian opposition forces, the Mujahidin Khalk, to “liberate” the town of Mehran un the central sector. In those victory operations the Iraqi Army restored its honor and demonstrated its new capabilities that had been significantly improved, compared to those of the earlier war years. They also sought to destroy once and for all the Iranian war machine, including the army and the Revolutionary Guards.

Keywords:   “Tawakalna” Operations, Shalamja, Majnun Islands, 3rd Corps, 6th Corps, Republican Guard, Iraqi Air Force, Iraqi Army Aviation, “Mujahedin Khalk”, Mehran

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