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Kuwaiti oil fires during Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991)
Desert Storm Oil Fires in Kuwait
Photo © Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos KUWAIT. 1991. Burgan burning oil fields. U.S. Marines. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq took place on August 2nd 1990. It was followed by the Allied intervention under operation Desert Storm. The Allies finally liberated Kuwait on February 27th 1991, after 7 months of occupation and 5 weeks of war.