عنوان مقاله [English]
In the course of the Holy Defense (Iran-Iraq War, also called Imposed War), Iranian forces planned and implemented many operations to penetrate into the Iraqi soil. This was carried out with the aim of crashing the enemy’s defense lines, preventing the repeat of incursion, punishing the invader and winning an important advantage for the negotiation table. Following a series of small and big operations, when it seemed to be hard or even impossible to advance into the Iraqi territory, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC) carried out two deception operations in 1985 in Hoor-al-Azim and Umm ar-Rasas regions before launching the major Operation Valfajr-8 to boost its success rate and surprise the enemy. Seyyed al-Shohada Brigade 10 forces participated in both deception operations. Along with other participating units, these forces could shift the enemy’s attention away from the main operation zone, thus play a key role in success of the frontline forces in conquering Faw. In this paper, we intend to study the role of Seyyed al-Shohada Brigade 10 forces in this deception operation as a backup plan for major Operation Valfajr-8. Data gathering in this work has been through a descriptive-analytical method plus archived documents, oral history and key library references.