august 1990

KUWAIT. Burgan burning oil fields. 1991. U.S. Marines. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq took place on August 2nd 1990. It was followed by the Allied intervention under operation Desert Storm. The Allies finally liberated Kuwait on February 27th 1991, after 7 months of occupation and 5 weeks of war.

Photograph: Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos

KUWAIT. Oil field near the Iraqi border. 1991. Wrecked vehicles and burning oil wells. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq took place on August 2nd 1990. It was followed by the Allied intervention under operation Desert Storm. The Allies finally liberated Kuwait on February 27th 1991, after 7 months of occupation and 5 weeks of war.

Photograph: Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos

KUWAIT. Burgan oil fields. 1991. U.S. Marines and a burned vehicle spray-painted with the slogan “Free Kuwait”. 

The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq took place on August 2nd 1990. It was followed by the Allied intervention under operation Desert Storm. The Allies finally liberated Kuwait on February 27th 1991, after 7 months of occupation and 5 weeks of war.

Photograph: Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos

KUWAIT. Kuwait City. 1991. French paratroopers help to de-mine the waterfront.

The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq took place on August 2, 1990. It was followed by the Allied intervention under operation Desert Storm. The Allies finally liberated Kuwait on February 27, 1991, after 7 months of occupation and 5 weeks of war.

Photograph: Bruno Barbey/Magnum photos