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Highway of Death "Kuwait Basra" 26 February 1991 | by samdaq (AT) hotmail
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Highway of Death "Kuwait Basra" 26 February 1991

The Highway of Death refers to a road between Kuwait and Basra on which civilians and minor retreating units of the Iraqi army were brutally attacked and completely destroyed by American aircrafts during the United Nations Coalition offensive in the Gulf War, on the night of February 26 - February 27, 1991.


It is known officially as Highway 80, and it runs from Kuwait City to the border towns of Abdali (Kuwait) and Safwan (Iraq), and then on to Basra. The road was repaired during the late 1990s, and was used in the initial stages of the 2003 invasion of Iraq by U.S. and British forces.


"This is your farewell kiss, you dog!"







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Taken on August 18, 2006