March 12, 1991 |
The line for lentils, sugar, cooking oil and flour begins at a small co-op in the Jabriyah neighborhood, winds down the block and trickles around the corner. The water line begins about two miles up the road, where three dozen men stand quietly waiting to fill 10-gallon jugs from a trickling pipe. Gas lines last week stretched upwards of a mile. There is no more rice. There are no vegetables, no fruit, no meat, no batteries, no milk, no cooking or heating gas.
February 10, 1991 |
Kuwait's exiled leadership said it has received reports that Iraqi occupation forces in Kuwait, battered by constant bombing, have stepped up civilian executions and begun robbing families for food since air attacks began Jan. 17. In a glimpse of life for Kuwaiti civilians since the war began, officials at exile headquarters here painted a picture of Kuwait city suffering under the allied bombing onslaught.
March 1, 1991 |
As a cessation of hostilities concluded Kuwait's seven-month ordeal of occupation, government officials here moved swiftly Thursday to control sporadic outbreaks of urban violence in a city where basic, day-to-day government has become another casualty of war. Two guards at the Palestine Liberation Organization embassy were shot by angry Kuwaitis, and gunfire rang out from a school and near a police station in a heavily Palestinian neighborhood of the Kuwaiti capital.
March 23, 1991 |
He may not enjoy the honor in Washington, but President Bush can now savor the pleasure of having a street named after him in Kuwait city--and not just any street. Enterprising Kuwaitis have painted over the signs to Baghdad Street, replacing the Iraqi capital's name with the President's name, misspelled as "Busch." Heading a 28-nation coalition, Bush launched Operation Desert Storm on Jan. 17 to drive Iraqi troops out of Kuwait after a seven-month occupation.
February 27, 1991
Urban warfare historically has been among the most difficult operations for an offensive force. Despite the apparent withdrawal by most Iraqis from Kuwait city, there still could be house-to-house combat to clear pockets of resistance, U.S. military officials say. * THE PROBLEM. Even a few entrenched Iraqi troops could turn city blocks and buildings into highly defensible fortresses. * CLEARING OBSTACLES. Engineers would be asked to clear streets of bombs, barbed wire and other obstacles.
February 1, 1991 |
With a sense of foreboding, the hundreds of thousands of Kuwaiti civilians and Iraqi troops in Kuwait city are bracing for what could be the bloody, climactic battle of the Persian Gulf War in the streets of the ransacked capital. According to Kuwaitis and Westerners who have maintained direct contact with people inside the occupied emirate, Iraqi troops are rounding up civilians, forcing some to give blood and possibly holding others as human shields.