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VI Corps

During the 1990-1991 Gulf War, the I, V, and VI Corps were "hollowed out" during the course of the buildup to provide troops for the Kuwaiti theater. The Iraqi VI Corps covered Iraq from south of Baghdad to the northern boundary of the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations. It was responsible for the Majnoon Island area north of Basra and had a dedicated "Marsh Command" as part of the corps. At least one source claims [apparently in error] that at the time of the Gulf War the II Corps was responsible for the southern Iranian front,, and that VI Corps was responsible for the Syrian front, where it commanded a total of six infantry divisions of the regular army.

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