Tehran(IP)- 'Otaghak Geli' (Muddy Room) was screened at Pardis Mellat Cineplex during day 8 of the 41st edition of Iran's Fajr International Film Festival on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Iran PressIran news: Directed by Mohammad Ali Askari with Davood Sabouri being the producer, 'Otaghak Geli' narrates the story of a section of Operation Mersad and a brigade of Iranian soldiers who went to protect Shian, a village in Kermanshah province against the MKO terrorist brigades.

According to the film, in the end, a number of soldiers of the army were martyred and the inhabitants of the village remained safe. 

Saeed Dashti, Saeed Zaree, Masoud Shami, Tinu Salehi, and Navid Pourfaraj played roles in the film.

Operation Mersad (Ambush), Iranian codenamed, was among the last major military operations against the Iraqi Ba'athist regime's imposed war on Iran.

In July 1988, Iraqi forces and 7,000 militants from the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) invaded Iranian Kurdistan, hoping to capture Kermanshah, west of the country. The MKO militants were armed and given air support by the Iraqi regime's army. 

Led by Lieutenant-General Ali Sayad Shirazi, Operation Mersad began on 26 July 1988 and lasted only a few days, whereby the Iranian Armed Forces defeated MKO militants.

Two days remain until the end of the 41st Fajr International Film Festival and 6 other films are to be premiered. 


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