Gulf War

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Synonyms for Gulf War

a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders

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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Diplomatic ties between the two neighbors were cut after the invasion, which was ended by the 1991 Gulf War, but restored after Saddam's removal from power in 2003.
After Saddam's defeat in the 1991 Gulf War, Shi'ites in the south and Kurds in the north launched uprisings and seized control of 14 of the country's 18 provinces.
Arens, who served in the Cabinet during the 1991 Gulf war, called on IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz and Defense Minister Amir Peretz to resign following an IDF inquiry report that pointed out miscalculations and mistakes that allowed Hizbullah terrorists to kidnap two IDF soldiers on July 12.
It contained the bodies of 31 people, thought to have been murdered by Saddam Hussein's regime after the 1991 Gulf War.
** In the 1991 Gulf War, the coalition against Iraq, and backed by the UN, totaled more than 35 nations.
India relied heavily upon Soviet-made weapons and technical support until the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 1991 Gulf War. Relations between the U.S.
loss remains unresolved from the 1991 Gulf War, as does one from the global war on terror.--Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Before a US-led war which began on March 20, 2003 local time and brought about the collapse of Saddam Hussein's Baath Arab Socialist regime on April 9 of that year, the energy base of Iraq had been destroyed during the 1991 Gulf war and partly rebuilt with second-hand equipment and inadequate spare parts.
Three wars--the Iran-Iraq War from 1980 to 1988, the 1991 Gulf War, and the U.S.
They also served with unacknowledged distinction in the very different, and justified, 1991 Gulf War, to liberate Kuwait.
DEFENCE experts can now pinpoint exactly where British troops were exposed to deadly chemical nerve gas in the 1991 Gulf War.
The exchanges in the Commons followed the final report of the Iraq Survey Group which concluded that the weapons had actually been destroyed by the Iraqi dictator after the 1991 Gulf War.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, who have lodged claims worth billions of dollars against Iraq for damage from the 1991 Gulf War, insists that Baghdad must honour its debts to victims.
Muwaffaq Tawfiq Hashim, his left leg mangled in the 1991 Gulf War, limps across the room to explain to us the markings on the map of Baghdad hanging on the wall opposite his desk.
Following Iraq's defeat in the 1991 Gulf War, Hiltermann (1991) found that "the total devastation of the strategic infrastructure (power installations, telecommunications, airports, some industrial facilities) had made normal life in this country so dependent on modern technology virtually impossible" (p.