Gulf War 25th Anniversary

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Sunday marked the 25th anniversary since the Persian Gulf War came to an end.

The Operation Desert Storm pushed Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait.

The Iraqi leader occupied that nation in the summer of 1990. But the U.S. assembled a coalition that deployed more than 600-thousand troops in the region.

Their ground offensive expelled the Iraqis in four days, following weeks of heavy airstrikes. The operation ended on February 28, 1991 and Iraq later agreed to a cease-fire.

383 Americans died in the Gulf War.

The Washington Post said some veterans are unhappy the Defense Department didn’t hold any ceremony to mark the anniversary.
 

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