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Kuwait to commemorate Iraq's 1990 invasion
July 31, 2018, 9:16 am
Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah presides the cabinet weekly meeting.

The government of Kuwait will commemorate on 2 August the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, during which hundreds of people were martyred and were unaccounted for until an international coalition liberated the country in February 1991.

The government, in a meeting chaired by Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al­Hamad Al­Sabah, said in a statement the Iraqi regime and its forces destroyed "all aspects of civilization and life" in Kuwait.

The cabinet, marking the 28th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion and seven ­month occupation, due next Thursday, prayed to Allah the Almighty to bestow mercy upon souls of martyrs and innocent people who lost their lives during the occupation.

There was a show of appreciation of the faithful endeavors and sacrifices of late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al­Ahmad AlJaber Al­Sabah and the Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al­Abdullah Al­Salem Al­Sabah, and the Kuwaiti people in confronting the aggression.

The cabinet also expressed gratitude for all countries which supported Kuwait's just cause which led to the defeat of the aggressors. It called on the Kuwaiti people to learn from lessons of this agonizing experience, and safeguard security and stability of Kuwait, as well as join hands to boost national unity.

Iraqi regime forces invaded and occupied Kuwait for seven months before they were ejected by a US­ led international alliance in February 1991.

During the occupation, the Iraqi troops killed Kuwaiti people, looted and destroyed private and public properties, and held citizens as prisoners. The Iraqi forces also torched over 700 oil wells before leaving the country.

Source: KUNA

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