Gulf War

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Gulf War

n.
A war that began in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait and ended in 1991 when a coalition of countries led by the United States expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait and destroyed much of Iraq's military capability. Also called Persian Gulf War.

Gulf War

n
1. (Historical Terms) the war (1991) between US-led UN forces and Iraq, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
2. (Historical Terms) See Iran-Iraq War

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n.
a conflict (Jan.–Feb. 1991) between Iraq and the United States and its allies to expel Iraq from Kuwait.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invadersGulf War - a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
Operation Desert Storm - the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
2.Gulf War - a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
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Iraq handed over on Thursday the remains of 48 Kuwaiti citizens who disappeared during the 1991 Gulf War when dictator Saddam Hussein sent his troops into Kuwait and was forced out by a US-led coalition.
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Saddam's invasion of Kuwait led to the 1991 Gulf War, when US-led forces drove Iraqi troops from Kuwait but left Saddam in power for another 12 years.
Saddam's invasion of Kuwait led to the 1991 Gulf War, when U.S.-led forces drove Iraqi troops fromKuwait but left Saddam in power for another 12 years.
Saddam's invasion of Kuwait led to the 1991 Gulf War, when U.S.-led forces drove Iraqi troops from Kuwait but left Saddam in power for another 12 years.
Security problems and inadequate infrastructure after decades of war and sanctions have depressed Iraqi output, which is still below a peak of around 3 million bpd hit before the 1991 Gulf War. The most conservative of the analysts polled pegged Iraqi output at 2.5 million bpd by the end of 2011, while the most optimistic saw production rising to 3.2 million bpd.
Summary: An Iraqi man severely traumatized by the 1991 Gulf War has been operated on in the northern city of Kirkuk after having swallowed 52 lighters, doctors and his sister said on Saturday.
Saddam Hussein's cousin known as "Chemical Ali" and 14 other defendants will face charges over the brutal crushing of a Shi'ite uprising after the 1991 Gulf War next week when Iraq's third trial against former regime officials gets under way.
SADDAM Hussein's cousin known as 'Chemical Ali' and 14 other defendants will face charges over the brutal crushing of a Shiite uprising after the 1991 Gulf War next week when Iraq's third trial against former regime officials gets under way.
THE soldier killed in a road accident in Iraq was named yesterday as 1991 Gulf War hero Sergeant Wayne Rees.