Hi there guys... hangin around in the cyber space, i found this topic: http://alternate-timelines.proboards.com/thread/1381/successful-baathist-syria-iraq i just write answers to a single phrase of this topic ... The initial Syraqi offensive is a decisive success that overruns Khuzestan I don't know how much do you know about Iran/Iraq War !!! So, I start from Very First ... 1- Surprise attack of Iraqi Air Force, compeletly Failed due to low Training and Experience of its Pilots. We only lost a plane that later was repaired. The day After attack, we showed our merci with 192 planes attacked Iraqi "Valueable Targets". 2- They said We will capture "Khorramshahr" in 1 day, "Khuzistan" in 3 days and "Tehran" in 7 days. But, they were stopped at so-called "DEJ" -Fortress - s for 3 days. they were a series of 60 Cement fortress , each one has a garrison of 20, consisted of: 1 M-47 / 48 Medium Tank 1 106 mm Gun 1 M2 .50 cal HMG 1 60 mm Mortar 2 RPG-7 Teams 1 MG 3 A 1 LMG The Fortresses were crewed by elements of "151st Inf. Bn." . 3- Iranian Gendarmerie Troops had fought with Iraqi forces, back in 1962, 1974 and 1978, each time they were defeated. 4- The Battle of Khoramshahr lasted 34 days !!! Iranian Forces, Consisted of: 92 Arm. Div. --- 1st Marine Battalion --- Gendarmerie Troops --- Newly Formed "IRGC" volunteers --- "Army Officer College" volunteers --- Defended Town to last man, last bullet, last drop of their blood. 4- Iraqi forces could not capture "Abadan" , but sieged it, the siege was later broke during "Samen-ol-Aemmeh" Operation. 5- Iraqi forces were stopped at North-Western Front in 10th day of war. 6- they were stopped in Western front in 27th day of War. 7- they stopped at central Front in the 3rd month of war. 8- They never Captured "Ahvaz" - "Andimeshk" - "Masjed Soleiman" - "Susa" - "Shushtar" - "Ramhormoz" ... 9- in fact, they never "Overrun" Khuzestan Province. 10- they lost their Navy in 67th Day of War. (Op. Morvarid) 11- Single Handed, The Iranian Navy Gunboat "IRIS SHAMSHIR (EN: Sword) - P-227" Under Lt. Zarrabi, had shot down 11 Iraqi planes dung first 3 month of war. So, was it a Great Victory for them? Is it counted as an Victory? Please feel free to comment.