The Siege of Basra Operation Karbala-5

The persians rapidly reinforced their forces with 60,000 troops and began to clear the remaining Iraqis in the area. As early as 9 January, the Iraqis began a counter-attack, supported by newer Su-25 and Mig-29 aircraft and by 10 January the Iraqis were throwing every available heavy weapon in a bid to eject the persians.