Gulf War

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Persian Gulf War
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Date August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991
Location Persian Gulf
Result Coalition victory
Participants
 United States
 Saudi Arabia
 United Kingdom
 Egypt
 France
 Syria
 Morocco
 Kuwait
 Oman
 Pakistan
 Canada
 United Arab Emirates
 Qatar
 Bangladesh
 Italy
 Australia
 Netherlands
 Niger
 Sweden
 Argentina
 Senegal
 Spain
 Bahrain
 Belgium
 Poland
 South Korea
 Norway
 Czechoslovakia
 Greece
 Denmark
 New Zealand
 Hungary
Iraq Ba'athist Iraq
Commanders and leaders
United States Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. Iraq Saddam Hussein
Strength
956,600, including 700,000 US troops[1][2] 650,000 soldiers
Casualties and losses
Coalition:
292 killed (147 killed by enemy action, 145 non-hostile deaths)
467 wounded in action
776 wounded[3]
31 Tanks destroyed/disabled[4][5][6][7][8][9]

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32 Bradley IFVs destroyed/damaged
[12][13]
1 M113 APC destroyed
2 British Warrior APCs destroyed
1 Artillery Piece destroyed
75 Aircraft destroyed[14]
Kuwait:
4,200 killed
12,000 captured
≈200 tanks destroyed/captured
850+ other armored vehicles destroyed/captured 57 aircraft lost
At least 8 aircraft captured (Mirage F1s)
17 ships sunk, 6 captured[15]

Iraqi:
25,000–50,000[16]
75,000+ wounded[3]
80,000 captured[17]
3,300 tanks destroyed[18]
2,100 APCs destroyed[19]
2,200 Artillery Pieces destroyed[20]
110 Aircraft destroyed[14]
137 Aircraft escaped to Iran[14]
19 naval ships sunk, 6 damaged[14]

The Persian Gulf War, sometimes just called Gulf War, was a conflict between Iraq and 34 other countries, led by the United States. It started with the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on August 2, 1990 and ended the following spring when Iraq's armies were fought away. Many of the problems caused by this war were never finished. There were 2 special operations: Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Operation Desert Storm started on 17 January, 1991 with an air strike. Ground operations started 24 February. Iraqi forces set fire to oil wells to slow the attack.The war ended on 28 February, 1991 with a ceasefire.

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Medal for United States personnel.

Related pages[change | change source]

  1. Gulf War coalition forces (latest available) by country "www.nationmaster.com". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  2. Hersh, Seymour (2005). Chain of Command. Penguin Books. p. 181. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Persian Gulf War". MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. 
  4. 18 M1 Abrams, 11 M60, 2 AMX-30
  5. CheckPoint, Ludovic Monnerat -. "Guerre du Golfe : le dernier combat de la division Tawakalna". 
  6. Scales, Brig. Gen. Robert H.: Certain Victory. Brassey's, 1994, p. 279.
  7. Halberstadt 1991. p. 35
  8. Atkinson, Rick. Crusade, The untold story of the Persian Gulf War. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. pp. 332–3
  9. Captain Todd A. Buchs, B. Co. Commander, Knights In the Desert. Publisher/Editor Unknown. p. 111.
  10. Malory, Marcia. "Tanks During the First Gulf War[[:Template:Snd]]Tank History". Retrieved 5 July 2016.  URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  11. M60 vs T-62 Cold War Combatants 1956–92 by Lon Nordeen & David Isby
  12. "TAB H[[:Template:Snd]]Friendly-fire Incidents". Retrieved 5 July 2016.  URL–wikilink conflict (help)
  13. NSIAD-92-94, "Operation Desert Storm: Early Performance Assessment of Bradley and Abrams". US General Accounting Office, 10 January 1992. Quote: "According to information provided by the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, 20 Bradleys were destroyed during the Gulf war. Another 12 Bradleys were damaged, but four of these were quickly repaired. Friendly fire accounted for 17 of the destroyed Bradleys and three of the damaged ones
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Pike, John. "Operation Desert Storm". Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  15. Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait; 1990 (Air War). Acig.org. Retrieved on 12 June 2011
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