23rd March 1991 The ceasefire tent in southern Iraq where the Iraqis effectively surrendered to General Norman Schwarzkopf.

23rd March 1991 The ceasefire tent in southern Iraq where the Iraqis effectively surrendered to General Norman Schwarzkopf. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Johnny Saunderson / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

ERA6C2

File size:

17.8 MB (982.2 KB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3543 x 1752 px | 30 x 14.8 cm | 11.8 x 5.8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

20 October 1999

Location:

Near Safwan, Basra Road, southern Iraq.

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The American flag flies next to a green canvas army tent pitched in a stretch of the occupied Iraqi desert near Safwan, a few miles from the border with Kuwait. This was where the ceasefire was discussed between General Norman Schwarzkopf and Iraqi, Lieutenant General Sultan Hashim Ahmed and the Iraqis effectively surrendered. In the background, an American M1A1 Abrams tank stands guard. 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.

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