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Persian Gulf War

The Persian Gulf War was an international military conflict that occurred from August 2, 1990, to April 11, 1991. The conflict began with the invasion and subsequent occupation of the sovereign State of Kuwait by military forces of the Republic of Iraq. The invasion and occupation drew worldwide criticism, including from fellow Arab countries, which resulted in the passage of several UN Security Council resolutions condemning the aggression. Within hours of the occupation, military forces from the United States were quickly deployed to the region to defend Saudi Arabia against further Iraqi aggression. Over the next several months, an international coalition led by the United States began to assemble and train in the southern deserts of Saudi Arabia. On January 17, 1991, coalition air forces ...

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