What was the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)?

Introduction The Iran–Iraq War[c] (Persian: جنگ ایران و عراق‎; Arabic: الحرب الإيرانية العراقية‎) was a protracted armed conflict that began on 22 September 1980 with a full-scale invasion of Iran by neighbouring Iraq. The war lasted for almost eight years, and ended in a stalemate on 20 August 1988, when Iran accepted Resolution 598 of… Read More

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What was Operation Praying Mantis (1988)?

Introduction Operation Praying Mantis was an attack on 18 April 1988, by the United States Armed Forces within Iranian territorial waters in retaliation for the Iranian mining of the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War and the subsequent damage to an American warship. On 14 April, the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts struck… Read More