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Iraqi Forces in the Six Day and Yom Kippur Wars?

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    Posted: 20-Dec-2008 at 05:21
In terms of the Six Day and Yom Kippur Wars, I've always been interested in the role that the forces of Iraq played.

Can anyone shed any light on significant actions the Iraqis played during the course of these conflicts as well as more detailed information about their forces that were deployed?   

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  Quote WolfHound85 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Dec-2008 at 05:43
Not much other than they got destroyed and that made the Russians angry. I would suggest using JSTOR or using a basic google search. Most of the six day war is more focused on the Egyptian side.
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Well in the 6 day war only a token Iraqi force was available and it was under Jordanian command. When Jordanian agreed to give up the west Bank and Jerusalem without a shot the Iraqi commander refused and fought a losing battle which was the only action in that region. In Syria the Iraqi forces reached after the cease fire.

In the 73 war on the other hand the Iraqis were the only undefeated Arab force and the only one that won all its battles. The repulsed an Israeli armourred offensive south of the Golan and liberated part of the Syrian territory there. They also helped repulse the Israelis on the Damascus road and advanced several Kms. The Iraqis had a 30k strong corps and another corps on the way when the cease fire was accepted by the Syrians despite Iraqi objections (this story alone is too long for this thread and it was one of the causes of the rift between Syrian and Iraqi Baath parties later).
 
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