Mohammad Jahanara who was Khorramshahr Corps Command

This reinforced division to be used included 500-600 tanks, as well as some special forces units, for a total troop strength of 20,000 men.Iraqi commandos, driven by initial success in the attack on Khorramshahr, had crossed the Karun River and reached the Abadan city limits on 22 September, but had been forced back by stiff resistance from Iranian paramilitary units, causing the Iraqis to withdraw to the western side of the Karun River, at the cost of several tanks and APCs.