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Iran–Iraq War


What Happened in the Iran-Iraq War? | History


What if Iran Won the Iran-Iraq War? (Part 1 of 2)


What if Iraq Won the Iran-Iraq War? (Part 2 of 2)


1980s Iran Iraq war documentary


Who started the Iraq-Iran War?

The Iran–Iraq War was an armed conflict between Iran and Iraq, beginning on 22 September 1980, when Iraq invaded Iran, and ending on 20 August 1988, when Iran accepted the UN-brokered ceasefire. Iraq wanted to replace Iran as the dominant Persian Gulf state, and was worried that the 1979 Iranian Revolution would lead Iraq's Shi'ite majority to rebel against the Ba'athist government. The war also followed a long history of border disputes, and Iraq planned to annex the oil-rich Khuzestan Province and the east bank of the Shatt al-Arab.
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