SABAH (63)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Since the date that the aid team had been stationed in Karevansara hotel, it had lost its actual effectiveness and dynamic. Due to the large distance between the hotel and the front lines, no injured was brought there to be attended. The team members were also very confused and cluttered. Before that, meaning before the fall of Khorramshahr we were all active and we did not waste even one second of our times.

SABAH (61)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

In the twilight of the morning, I saw Dr. Saadat coming towards me with a four liters water container. He had brought breakfast for us. When he got near, he said: “Hi, how are you? I am sure you have not slept the whole night!” I said: “Hi, yes I could not sleep at all. What happened? Why you did not return last night?” he said: “It took long to get items from Red Crescent, and I could not find a car to get here.”

SABAH (60)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

The army commander accepted. Four five people went back to bring water, food and ammunition. It was about one hour that they had left. The clashes still continued. Some of the forces announced that since we are running out of ammunition, do not shoot automatically. We were supposed to shoot separately and with some time distances from each other. After around two hours of resistance, we noticed that the Iraqi bullets are coming from the right side and not from opposite.

SABAH (59)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

We were in dire desert. There were no bushes and no greenery around. Only a palm grove was seen a bit forward the location of the Iraqis. The exchange of fire was massive. The Iraqis had really come to siege Abadan. Most of the soldiers were injured from direct shot of Iraqi bullets. One of them had been hit in shoulder. He was very restless. The bullet had entered the body and I could not do anything specific for him.

SABAH (58)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

On the ninth day of second month of autumn, after saying morning prayers, we were sitting in a hall located on the ground floor of the hotel allocated to female team members when we heard a humming voice among Islamic Fadaiyan team members. A few seconds later, Abbas Alivand came towards us terrified and told us: “The Iraqis have come inside Abadan!” It was as if a bucket of ice poured on my head.

SABAH (57)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

We went in. The house had a small hall and two bedrooms. In one of the rooms, there was a wall closet with two doors. Mr. Hashemi went towards the closet and opened it. In all shelves of the closet, a number of documents related to house, property and shop was lying. He said: “What a place! The owner has been rich. All these documents belong to one person!” I felt curious. I walked closer and took one of the documents.

SABAH (56)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Our aid team was lost. We had no update on Dr. Saadat for the past few days. I thought that he has gone out of Khorramshahr with aid team but this was not the case and we had no news about his whereabouts. We were all spiritually down. As long as we were in Khorramshahr, all our activities and tasks were focused. Every minute of our time was spent with the aim of aiding the injured and preserving the city, but now what?!

SABAH (55)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

In the afternoon, Shahnaz and I went to Taleghani hospital to visit our father but the nurses informed us that he has been transferred to Opidey hospital. We went there. We saw Reza Alboughabish in the hospital. He was one of those fighters who commuted to mosque from the first days of the war. Ever since Sheikh Sharif had come to Khorramshahr, Reza was his driver and full-time companion. He was a known face among the Khorramshahr team members.

SABAH (54)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

I was very worried on our way to the hospital. I was worried for the child. He had lots of shrapnel and I did not know which one of them has created deep wounds and which one has resulted to light wounds. Mosadegh was driving with one hand and was holding the child with the other hand tightly. If he moved his hand away from the child, he would fall out of the vehicle in one of the bumps or swirling movements of the car.

SABAH (53)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Mousavi did not utter a word. He only blinked four five times rapidly. His face color turned bluish, his head tilted to the right and fell. I looked at his whole body. There was no sign of bullet or shrapnel. There was no hole or rapture in his clothes. Dr. Saadat told the pick-up driver: “The situation of the injured patients is very bad. You have to take them to the hospital. We cannot do anything for them here.”
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