Sat Feb 23, 2019, 07:56 PM

This day in history February 24

On February 24, 1991, after Iraq failed to withdraw from Kuwait, allied forces led by the United States launched an integrated ground, air and sea assault against the Iraqi army. By February 26, Iraq conceded defeat but refused to accept United Nations resolutions passed against the country. Iraqi armored vehicles and trucks formed long lines on the main road north of Kuwait, which led to the southern Iraqi city of Basra, which became known as the "Highway of Death" as allied forces bombed it from the air. (The History Channel)

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