Khorramshahr Holy Defense Museum, remembrance of libration
Khorramshahr (IP) - The Khorramshahr Holy Defense Museum near Karun River is a memento of Iran's Holy Defense war with the ex-Iraqi dictator’s regime force and the liberation of the western Khorramshahr city.
One of the interesting items of this museum is the reconstructed scene of the cars that the Ba'athists planted on the ground to prevent the Iranian forces from conducting a Heliborne Operation.
Iranian forces recaptured the strategic port city during landmark operation code-named Beit ol-Moqaddas in 1982, putting an end to over 500 days of the Iraqi occupation.
During the week-long operation, some 6,000 Iranian soldiers were martyred and nearly 24,000 others injured.
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launched the war with the support of major powers and their allies in the region in 1980, a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
During the eight-year-long war, Iraq received all-out support from over twenty countries led by the United States.