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1988: Eight year Iran-Iraq War ends.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

20 July 1988: Eight year Iran-Iraq War ends. The end of the war technically occurred on July 18, when Iran accepted UN Resolution 598 calling for an immediate cease-fire, though minor Iraqi attacks continued for a few more days after the truce came into effect on July 20, 1988.


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