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Bizhan Aarabi, M. Factors seemingly influential in postoperative central nervous system infections were evaluated in patients who sustained missile wounds to the head during the Iran-Iraq War. The mean wound age was 49 hours.
The Iran-Iraq War pp Cite as. In the last analysis, the foundations of political power in Iraq lie in the degree of personal trust that exists amongst those who hold high office in the state. This has been both the cause of the particular nature of political developments in Iraq and has, quite naturally, been enhanced by the form of those developments since the creation of the state. Such trust is founded in the first place on the deeply rooted and highly resilient social facts of family, clan and tribal origins, expanding beyond this to those who share similar provincial origins with the clan members. It is a symptom of largely communal, parochial politics which have tended first to resist and then to move in on the apparatus of the modern state. Its practitioners have used the bonds of personal confidence to construct within the bureaucratic machinery of army, party and governing administration a network of greater indigenous social and cultural meaning.
The conflict, sparked by the Iranian Revolution, led to two Gulf wars. On Sept. The two countries also had a long history of conflict over control of the Shatt Al-Arab waterway and Saddam hoped to seize the oil-rich Iranian province of Khuzestan. In , the land war escalated into what became known as the Tanker War when Iraq began attacking ships bound to or from Iranian ports. Iran reciprocated, attacking oil tankers from neutral countries and leading the US Navy to introduce a convoy system to protect shipping in the Gulf.
Iran-Iraq War , —88 , prolonged military conflict between Iran and Iraq during the s. Fighting was ended by a cease-fire, though the resumption of normal diplomatic relations and the withdrawal of troops did not take place until the signing of a formal peace agreement on August 16, The roots of the war lay in a number of territorial and political disputes between Iraq and Iran. Later that year Iraq voluntarily withdrew its forces from all captured Iranian territory and began seeking a peace agreement with Iran. But under the leadership of Ruhollah Khomeini , who bore a strong personal animosity toward Saddam, Iran remained intransigent and continued the war in an effort to overthrow the Iraqi leader.
To print the story please do so via the link in the story toolbar. The war began on September 22, when Saddam Hussein ordered an invasion on Iran, beginning and eight year chain of chaos and destruction. The years consisted of over one million deaths and many failed attempts at peace. The Shatt al-Arab is formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The waterway was important to both Iran and Iraq for their oil exports and was especially important to Iraq as its only outlet to the sea. Arguments over navigation rights and the precise location of the Iraq-Iran border. In the Shah of Iran rejected the treaty.
The Iran‒Iraq War, also known as the Imposed War (ﯽﻠﯿﻤﺤﺗ ﮓﻨﺟ, to support Iraq was taken only because the consequences of an Iranian victory were in Post-Saddam Iraq(Page 2)" (elizabethsid.org) (PDF).
However, like the war itself, its contribution to shaping the contemporary Middle East is fading from memory. In Iraq, Saddam Hussein used war and emergency rules as pretext to establish an unprecedented totalitarian dictatorship. This allowed Saddam to rely on an army with a Shiite majority among the rank and file soldiers, to fight Shiite Iran. The Iraqi Communist Party, previously a real challenge to the Baath, did not survive the purge in and ceased to be a real threat to the Saddam regime in the s. For the Kurds, on the other hand, war was an opportunity to renew their rebellion.
The conflict between Iran and Iraq is not new; it dates from long before September In fact, the origins of the current war can be traced to the battle of Qadisiyah in Southern Iraq in A.
Iran-Iraq War (–88), prolonged military conflict between Iran and Iraq. Estimates of total casualties range from to twice that number. Fighting was.