world history

Events

Saddam Hussein becomes President of Iraq

july 16, 1979

iran-iraq war

1980 - 1988

Start of Iran-Iraq war

September, 1980

Iraq invades Iran. Both attack each others oil facilities.

Saadam offer to wthdrawl from Iran in order to end the war

april 12, 1982

Iran makes peace conditional on payment

Iran and Iraq shell each others' cities

February 1984

Iran and Iraq shell each others' cities

Iraq vigourously keeps bobming other iranian cities

March 1985

ceasefire arranged in the war of the cities

Iraq breaks cease fire again

May 1985

Iraq breaks cease fire again

Iraq uses chemical weapons

March 16, 1988

Up to 180,000 Kurds are killed and 1,276 villages are destroyed

Formal ceasefire in Iran -Iraq War

August 20,1988

The war ends