AMBUSH - THE BATTLE OF DEZFUL
IRAN-IRAQ WAR 1981
Iran planned Operation Nasr to be an armored offensive in Khuzestan province (the main province that Iraq attacked). It was designed to relieve the city of Abadan, which was under what would be a nearly year-long siege. The main attack would be carried out by three armored brigades of the 16th Qazvin armored division and the 55th paratrooper brigade of the regular army. The armored thrust would cross the Karkheh River drive from the northeast part of the province past the cities of Susangerd and Ahvaz, down the west bank of the Karun River. At the same time, forces inside Abadan would break out of their positions, and link up with the armored column arriving from the north.
Iraqi Armored Forces have planned an ambush on both sides of the Highway that the Iranian Force is to travel.
The Iraqi force is to stop the Iranians from exiting the Southern Border of the map.
Iraq: 6 x T-62 Tank Sections
Infantry with anti-tank weapons
3 Artillery batteries of 4 tubes each
Iran: Chieftain Mk5 and M60 Tanks
M113 Mech Infantry
Artillery is expected