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Zaen offensive operation (April 14th, 1981)

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Ten days after two operations of Hendeli channel and Tappeh Cheshmeh , the headquarter of second brigade affiliated to Hamzeh 21st division from Islamic Republic of Iran army conducted and accomplished another operation in Shush area to seize Zaen and Shalibeh hills. A company from Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps participated in this operation as well. After 18 hours of fighting, Iran's forces from April 14th to April 15th in 1981 seized pre-determined objectives and occupied a key beachhead in Shush local area.


-While inflicting heavy losses on the enemy, courageous combatants of Islam army managed to seize Shalibeh's north hills and secure them.

-More than two hundred Iraqi soldiers were killed, wounded and 50 were taken captive in this operation.

-35 tanks and personnel carriers and 15 vehicles, a helicopter – a great number of machine guns and equipment were destroyed.


Atlas of Unforgettable Battles (Ground forces operations in eight years of holy defense)

Compilation: Staff Colonel Mojtaba Jafari

Other links:

Roqabieh offensive operation (March 19th, 1980)

Kolineh and Seyyed Sadeq offensive operation (2) (March 6th, 1981)

Tavakol offensive operation (January 10th, 1981)

Kharazm (Zolfaghar strike) offensive operation

Nasr offensive operation (January 5th, 1981)

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