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All of you might have heard about the infrastructure, tourism, and job opportunities offered by the Arabian countries. Everybody might be so aware about the wealth of the Arabian countries because of the oil fields they have. Not everyone may be known to the dark history of the Arabian countries. Have you heard about the operation desert storm which was a milestone in the history of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia? Have you heard about the 1990/1 gulf war which caused a turbulence in the statehood, peace and financial stability of the Kuwait? If you are history enthusiast let us look into the historical milestone strategic operation called Operation Desert Storm and explain its features.
Operation Desert Storm – Basic Overview
Operation desert storm was a strategic operation carried out by the coalition forces on Kuwait to expel the Iraq forces from the Kuwait while at the time Iraq Kuwait war. Operation Desert storm was a coalition aircraft which stroke the Iraq at Kuwait territory on 17 January 1991. The air craft coalition first stroke the Iraqi air force and anti-aircraft infrastructure and then proceeded to the Iraq army to gain control and command over the Kuwait territory by expelling the Iraq forces completely. The operation desert storm was a stepping stone and curtain raiser for the liberation of the Kuwait and the end of the Iraq- Kuwait war.
Time Line of Operation Desert Storm – Explained
Every event relating to the history may be interpreted and analysed according to the time line and chronology of events to get a better clarity and understanding of the what is what and why is it so. Let us rearrange the important events of the Gulf war which led to the strategic operation called Operation Desert Storm.
July 1990: Saddam Hussain led Iraq were started to make open threats of military action on Kuwait
2nd August 1990: A surprise attack was made by the Iraq on Kuwait territory and led to the invasion of the Kuwait by Iraq.
Immediately After the Invasion: All the International organizations and leaders were started to condemn the Iraq military action. United Nations passed its resolution 660 which condemns the Iraq invasion
15 January 1991: Final ultimatum were given to Iraq in order to withdraw Iraq military from Kuwait before 15 January 1991
17 January 1991: Operation Desert Shield were started to form a defense by the Allied forces on the Saudi Arabia territory and Operation Desert Storm was initiated as an attack mechanism on Iraq in the Kuwait territory.
Reason for the Kuwait Invasion by the Iraq
For every international event there will be a reason. If it is a war, surely there will be a substantive reason to sprout out. All we need to know is what is the reason behind the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. The consequences of the Iran-Iraq war which got end by the year of 1988 was the deep debt towards the Kuwait and Saudi Arabia by Iraq. Iraq was not in a position to repay the debts. Despite of many requests made by the Iraq both the nations refused to waive off the debts. Besides of the tensions regarding the financial debt, tensions made by Kuwait due to the slant drilling across the border and exceeding OPEC oil production quotas. These two factors created an elevated tension between the two nations and led to the war. In order to justify the war, Iraq made claims that Kuwait was a rightful part of Iraq at the time of the British invention. This made the Saddam Hussain (Left) to capture the Kuwait and initiate what so called as Gulf war today.
This is a brief description about the Operation Desert Storm which was curtain closure of the Gulf war. The war which existed for months were not so brief as described above. There were lot of events, strategic operations, international agreements coalition and sanctions were done in order to put an end to this. The most important events to get a better clarity about the Operation Desert Storm is only added above. For a competitive exam aspirant, it is to be specially noted that he needs to study and remember these important events relating the Operation Desert Storm. For more history facts and interesting stories enrol to Entri App. Keep studying Keep winning.