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Iraq Time Line
Since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, Iraq's relations with the United States have been marked by confrontation. Our time line reviews significant events in U.S.-Iraq relations since the Gulf War.
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 |
1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

IRAQ INDEX

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1991  
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January 16: One day after the U.N. deadline, allied forces launched air strikes against targets throughout Iraq.
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February 23: After repeated air strikes and a rejected U.S. ultimatum, the allies launched a massive ground invasion.
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February 24: Forces carved deeply into Kuwait within a day.
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February 27: U.S. and Arab forces retook Kuwait City, expelling remaining Iraqi forces.
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March 3: After a dramatic meeting in the desert, Iraq accepted allied cease-fire terms.
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