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Iraq started to collapse 30 years ago with 'Operation Desert Storm'

Iraq started to collapse 30 years ago with 'Operation Desert Storm'

The Gulf War or the First Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Storm, as a result of the crisis that began with the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on August 2, 1990, was led by the USA, including the United Kingdom, France, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt.

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The Gulf War or the First Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Storm, as a result of the crisis that began with the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on August 2, 1990, was led by the USA, including the United Kingdom, France, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt. It is the military action organized by the coalition force of the country against Iraq. It continued between 17 January 1991 and 28 February 1991. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, its southeast neighbor on August 2, 1990, caused international reactions, and as a result of the reactions, a series of economic sanctions against Iraq were imposed by the members of the United Nations Security Council. US President George H. W. Bush sent his country's troops to Saudi Arabia and called on other countries to send military forces to the region. As a result, II. After World War II, the largest military coalition force emerged. While the USA constituted the main weight of the coalition power, the United Kingdom, France, Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were the other dominant powers. Saudi Arabia alone covered 36 billion of the war's cost of 60 billion USD. The operation began on January 17, 1991, with an air bombardment to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. The ground operation followed on 24 February. At the end of the operation, the coalition forces that drove Iraq out of Kuwait achieved an absolute victory. With the liberation of Kuwait, a ceasefire was declared 100 hours after the ground operation began. In response to the ongoing air and ground operations of Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia on the Iraqi border, it responded with Scud missiles against coalition targets in Saudi Arabia and Israel. The ceasefire clauses were declared by the United Nations Security Council's resolution 687 adopted in April 1991. The practices regarding the implementation of the decision no. 687 and the decisions that followed this decision led to another war that will begin 12 years later. The Gulf War; It is the second war in the world that has been watched live on TV and it has almost revolutionized the media.


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