Operation Desert Storm anniversary

20 years ago, US -led alliance launched an air strike campaign that led to first Gulf War victory.

January 16, 2011 17:29


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This day 20 years ago, the Persian Gulf War commonly referred to as the Gulf War, was initiated.

The purpose of the operation was to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait after its invasion and annexation on 2 August 1990.

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On January 15, 1991, the American ultimatum to Iraq ended, and within 36 hours, the first missile launched from that country landed in Israel. For 35 days, the Jewish state faced a war of attrition in which, by the end, it could count a total of 17 assaults and 39 missiles.

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