23rd March 1991 A U.S. Army M1A1 Abrams tank stands guard close to the ceasefire tent on the Basra Road, near Safwan in southern Iraq.
Contributor:Johnny Saunderson / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3425 x 1845 px | 29 x 15.6 cm | 11.4 x 6.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:20 October 1999
Location:Near Safwan, Basra Road, southern Iraq.
After Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in August 1990, coalition forces were quick to send their armies to both defend Saudi Arabia and to successfully oust the Iraqi forces by the end of February 1991. They pushed another 200km into Iraq, stopping just 8km south of Nasiriyah.