Kuwait Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led UN coalition began a ground assault on 23 February 1991 that completely liberated Kuwait in four days. Kuwait has spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91.
NOTE: The information regarding Kuwait on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kuwait Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.