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Oil--Trish Madison--I believe it was taken in Kuwait. When SadamHussain realized he couldn't have Kuwait he set fires to over 600 Kuwaiti oil wells. It took over 7 months to put out the fires and was one of the largest environmental tragedies according to TIME
GULF WAR, KUWAIT. Burning oil fields. The ecological landscape of Kuwait and the Persian Gulf was severely damaged when Iraqi forces set fire to 789 oil wells.
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), Liberation of Kuwait codenamed Operation Desert Storm (January 17, 1991– February 28, 1991) commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
The Gulf War | Desert Storm ~ British troops guard captured Iraqi armor and weapons in the Kuwaiti desert. (Photographer: ©1991 Allan Tannenbaum)