Navideshahed – these days reminded us the memories of the sacred defense operations. The 7 Bait al Moqaddas Operation played in the hot weather of Khuzestan and especially in Shalamchah. Here is a brief memory from Hussain Qasemi, one of the veterans in the operation that you can read.
When Fav became under the control of the Iraqi forces, their self-confidence was increased after that they could go forward through the operational region until the Shalamchah boarder by the chemical bombardments. So the Iranian commanders decided to start a new operation in the region to take the initiative from the enemy. It was the reason of the 7 Bait al Moqaddas Operation.
Finally we started the mission, the Iraqi forces were shocked. In a part of the operation we must turned back which caused disharmony among the forces. It was too hot, I started to walk through the sandy road lonely. People were jammed in the cars.
Sometimes the cars prepared water for the forces that were walking, but that was not enough and we felt thirsty during the long way. It was in the 7 Bait al Moqaddas Operation that we found out the meaning of thirst. We felt the meaning of Karbala and thirst of Imam Hussain (AS) and his family in that operation. There were many injuries that had joined their creator and the master of martyrs (Imam Hussain AS) while they were thirst and their lips were cracked.