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BBC Archive: The 1991 Gulf War revisited

Twenty-five years ago a US-led war was waged on Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait, prompting outrage from the international community.

The United Nations set a deadline of 5 January 1991 for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces. The deadline passed and the next day the full might of a 29-member UN-backed coalition was unleashed.

After weeks of heavy bombardment, Iraq agreed to all UN resolutions to end the conflict.

  • 17 Jan
  • From the section World