History of War

GULF WAR

2-4 August 1990

INVASION OF KUWAIT

Under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait to gain more control over its oil supply. Kuwaiti forces are overwhelmed and Saudi Arabia comes under the threat of invasion. A follow-up conquest of Saudi Arabia has the potential to leave 40 percent of the world’s oil reserves under Saddam’s dictatorial control.

2 August 1990

BATTLE OF DASMAN PALACE 01

Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, is forced to leave his residence at Dasman Palace when it is attacked by Iraqi

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