The Desert Storm: The First Gulf War

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The Desert Storm was known as the first gulf war. It started when Kuwait became its own country. This didn’t settle well with Iraq. The leader, Saddam Hussein, wasn’t happy with Kuwait. He wanted to regain the lost land, so he invaded Kuwait. The war started on August 2, 1990. The U.S. was on Kuwait’s side, so they teamed up with Saudi Arabia and they went and helped Kuwait. On November 29th, the UN Security Council said that they could use force on Iraq if they didn’t withdraw from Kuwait by January 15th. On January 16th, 1991, the allied forces began phase 1 on desert storm. Just a little over a month later, Iraq troops started to retreat from Kuwait. Three days of ground attacks that started on February 24, 1991 was the last straw that caused

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