Iraq-Iran War

Date

22 September 198020 August 1988

Location

Persian Gulf, Iranian-Iraqi border

Result

Stalemate; Strategic Iraqi failure; Tactical Iranian failure

Territorial
changes

status quo ante bellum

Belligerents

Flag of Iran Iran

Flag of IraqIraq

Flag of the United StatesUSA
Flag of the League of Arab Statessoldiers from different Arab countries

Commanders

Flag of IranRuhollah Khomeini
Flag of IranBanisadr
Flag of IranAli Shamkhani
Flag of IranMostafa Chamran 

Flag of IraqSaddam Hussein
Flag of IraqAli Hassan al-Majid

Strength

305,000 soldiers
unknown number of (approximately 400,000 to 700,000) Pasdaran and Basij militia

900 tanks
1,000 armored vehicles
1,000
artillery pieces
70 aircraft
750 helicopters[1]

190,000 soldiers plus unknown number of volunteers from other Arab countries.
5,000 tanks
4,000 armored vehicles
7,330
artillery pieces
500+ aircraft,
100+ helicopters[2]

Casualties and losses

Est. 750,000-1,000,000 soldiers/militia/civilians killed or wounded

Est. 375,000-400,000 soldiers/militia/civilians killed or wounded