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List Of Gulf War Battles

Updated June 14, 2019 21.7k views24 items

List of every major Gulf War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Gulf War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Gulf War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Gulf War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Gulf War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List includes Liberation of Kuwait campaign, Battle of 73 Easting, more.
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    1991 uprisings in Iraq

    1991 uprisings in Iraq is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Gulf War Battles
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    The 1991 uprisings in Iraq were a series of popular rebellions in northern and southern Iraq in March and April 1991 after the Gulf War. The mostly uncoordinated insurgency, often referred to as the Sha'aban Intifada among Arabs and as the National Uprising among Kurds, was fueled by the perception that then Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was responsible for systemic social repression and had become vulnerable to regime change. This perception of weakness was largely the result of the outcome of two prior wars: the Iran–Iraq War and the invasion of Kuwait, both of which occurred within a single decade and devastated the economy and population of Iraq. Within the first two weeks, most of... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Iraq
    • Part of: Kurdish–Iraqi conflict, Gulf War
    • Combatants: Iraq, People's Mujahedin of Iran, Peshmerga, Kurdistan Democratic Party, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
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    Air engagements of the Gulf War

    Air engagements of the Gulf Wa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Gulf War Battles
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    In the Persian Gulf War of 1990–1991, when the Coalition intervened, they faced the world's fourth largest air force to combat. In the opening days of the war, many air-air engagements occurred, where Iraqi interceptors would engage Coalition aircraft. This is a list of all known air-to-air engagements that occurred during the Persian Gulf War.... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Iraq
    • Part of: Gulf War
  • Battle for Jalibah Airfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Gulf War Battles
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    The Battle for Jalibah Airfield took place when the U.S. 2nd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division successfully attacked and captured the heavily defended Jalibah Southeast Air Base military airfield in Iraq on February 27, 1991, during the Gulf War.... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Jalibah Southeast Air Base
    • Part of: Gulf War
    • Combatants: United States of America
  • Battle of 73 Easting is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Gulf War Battles
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    The Battle of 73 Easting was a decisive tank battle fought on 26 February 1991, during the Gulf War, between United States armored forces of the 7th Corps and those of the Iraqi Republican Guard and its Tawakalna Division. The battle took place several hours after the Battle of Al Busayyah. On February 26-27th 1991. It was named for a UTM north-south coordinate line in the featureless desert that was used as a phase line to measure progress of the offensive. The battle was described by the Military Channel as "the last great tank battle of the 20th century." The main U.S. unit in the battle was the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, a 4,500 man reconnaissance and security element assigned to VII... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Iraq
    • Part of: Gulf War
    • Combatants: Iraq, United States of America, United Kingdom
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