Most iconic Gulf War images

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

Here are some of the pictures Al Arabiya News picked. These photos depict the defining moments that marked the Gulf War, which started on August 2, 1990 and ended on February 28, 1991.


U.S. Forces arrive in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield, 1990. (AP Photo)


Kuwaiti exiles read a Gulf News edition announcing the start of the Gulf War in Dubai on January 17, 1991. (Reuters)


George H.W. Bush's greatest foreign policy success may have been in putting together an international coalition to prosecute the first Gulf War against Iraq. (Public domain)


Two American soldiers in their desert camouflage uniforms walk past two women who are shopping at a Safeway in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. (AP)


Kuwaiti men perform afternoon prayers led by an Imam in his gas mask. (AP)


Israeli family take shelter in their gas masks as fears the Iraq would attack Israel grew. (via Jane Fresco, Flickr)


Unidentified U.S. army and Kuwaiti exile men try to call home while stationed in Saudi Arabia during the war. (AP)


Defeated Iraqi troops unleashed one final act of aggression when they set fire to nearly 789 individual Kuwaiti oil wells near the border. (AP)


Iraqi anti-aircraft fire is launched, Jan. 18, 1991, from Baghdad, Iraq are in response to U.S. and allied aircraft attack on the city. (AP)


Saddam Hussein playfully ruffles Stuart Lockwood's hair in a PR attempt to rest fears that Iraq held hostages. (Public domain)


A line of captured Iraqi soldiers are marched through the desert in Kuwait past a group of U.S. Marine Second Division vehicles Sunday morning, February 24, 1991, after the ground offensive got underway during the Persian Gulf War. (AP)


A motorist in Dubai in the U.A.E. holds a special afternoon edition of “Gulf News” published in response to Saddam Hussein’s Tuesday announcement on Baghdad Radio of the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait on Feb. 27, 1991. (AP)
 
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Thank you for posting these images.

The ones that stand out for me are that Israeli family with gas masks on in their home and the shot of the tracers in the night sky.
 

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The images were amazing to look at. I think I have lived through more wars than my parents and their parents. I think it is just a coming of age thing where everyone in the US wants everyone in the world to be like them. Yet at the same time those who move to the US, especially to take refuge from the war in their own nation want everyone around here to be like them.