In the coming days, Karbala will be the focus of Allied strategy and tactics. Karbala has been the scene for many epic battles in Iraq’s history.
During the Iran-Iraq War, Karbala was the scene of battle known as “Karbala V”.
“The Karbala V battle effectively broke the spirit of Iran’s resistance. It demonstrated that—contrary to popular opinion—lraq was willing to fight, and to incur casualties. It further showed that Iraqi commanders were able to deal with developing crises-they were not limited to set battles.”
“The Karbala V battle was fought in five distinct stages. Stage one commenced on the morning of January 9, 1987, with an attack by the Pasdaran and Basij across the open space east of Fish Lake.”
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