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April 24, 1991 | Reuters
A U.S. soldier lost a foot when he trod on a mine near a refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday. The explosion caused the first casualties suffered by U.S. forces engaged in Operation Provide Comfort, the mission to help about half a million mainly Kurdish refugees on the Turkish border.
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December 28, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
France on Friday announced that it will no longer take part in allied aerial patrols over northern Iraq--a move again marking France's political distance from the United States and highlighting a very independent notion of French interests. Unlike "Operation Provide Comfort," the original, U.S.
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June 20, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Combat troops have begun to leave the allied security zone in northern Iraq, but no date has yet been set for a final withdrawal from the haven set up to protect Kurdish refugees, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John M. Shalikashvili said Wednesday. Shalikashvili, commander of Operation Provide Comfort, told reporters at the allied headquarters at Zakhu in northern Iraq that the allies may decide to leave a residual force to deter attacks on the Kurds by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
December 25, 1996 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move partly designed to distance Turkey from the United States, Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan is expected today to end his nation's involvement in the security and humanitarian relief effort in northern Iraq, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The White House expects the announcement to be made as Erbakan, the prime minister from the Islamist Welfare Party, briefs parliament on the U.S.-orchestrated effort known as "Operation Provide Comfort."
NEWS
September 25, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the U.S. military mission to protect Kurds in northern Iraq nears an end, Kurdish leaders claimed Tuesday that the withdrawal may force them to sign a one-sided agreement with Saddam Hussein that will help extend his control throughout Iraq and entrench his dictatorship.
NEWS
June 18, 1991
Not all of the roughly 540,000 American troops in Operation Desert Storm were able to go home after the fighting ended. More than 75,000 of remain in Turkey and the Persian Gulf area. That presence continues to shrink as more troops are sent back to their home bases, but some are expected to remain for a long time to come. Here is a rundown on U.S.
NEWS
December 28, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
France on Friday announced that it will no longer take part in allied aerial patrols over northern Iraq--a move again marking France's political distance from the United States and highlighting a very independent notion of French interests. Unlike "Operation Provide Comfort," the original, U.S.
NEWS
December 25, 1996 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move partly designed to distance Turkey from the United States, Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan is expected today to end his nation's involvement in the security and humanitarian relief effort in northern Iraq, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The White House expects the announcement to be made as Erbakan, the prime minister from the Islamist Welfare Party, briefs parliament on the U.S.-orchestrated effort known as "Operation Provide Comfort."
NEWS
July 12, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration is expected to announce today the withdrawal of the last 1,500 U.S. troops in Iraq as it turns over protection of Iraq's minority Kurdish population to an eight-nation mobile strike force deployed in neighboring Turkey. The pullout, expected to begin this weekend and to be completed by July 20, will effectively end Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish protective mission, and represents a milestone in the 11-month U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf.
NEWS
June 21, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, fearing continued threats to Iraq's Kurdish minority, has agreed to maintain U.S. troops in Turkey indefinitely as part of a multinational force that could shield the Kurds from government attacks, Administration officials said Thursday. The troop commitment, which one official described as "open-ended," is an important step toward establishing a comprehensive security arrangement for the volatile Middle East.
NEWS
September 25, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the U.S. military mission to protect Kurds in northern Iraq nears an end, Kurdish leaders claimed Tuesday that the withdrawal may force them to sign a one-sided agreement with Saddam Hussein that will help extend his control throughout Iraq and entrench his dictatorship.
NEWS
July 13, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Friday sternly warned Iraq of its willingness to use a new border strike force if the Iraqi government resumes attacks on Kurds or engages in other aggressive conduct after the U.S. troop pullout from the country ends Monday. The U.S. military began withdrawing the last of its troops from northern Iraq on Friday.
NEWS
July 12, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration is expected to announce today the withdrawal of the last 1,500 U.S. troops in Iraq as it turns over protection of Iraq's minority Kurdish population to an eight-nation mobile strike force deployed in neighboring Turkey. The pullout, expected to begin this weekend and to be completed by July 20, will effectively end Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish protective mission, and represents a milestone in the 11-month U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf.
NEWS
June 21, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, fearing continued threats to Iraq's Kurdish minority, has agreed to maintain U.S. troops in Turkey indefinitely as part of a multinational force that could shield the Kurds from government attacks, Administration officials said Thursday. The troop commitment, which one official described as "open-ended," is an important step toward establishing a comprehensive security arrangement for the volatile Middle East.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Combat troops have begun to leave the allied security zone in northern Iraq, but no date has yet been set for a final withdrawal from the haven set up to protect Kurdish refugees, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John M. Shalikashvili said Wednesday. Shalikashvili, commander of Operation Provide Comfort, told reporters at the allied headquarters at Zakhu in northern Iraq that the allies may decide to leave a residual force to deter attacks on the Kurds by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
NEWS
June 18, 1991
Not all of the roughly 540,000 American troops in Operation Desert Storm were able to go home after the fighting ended. More than 75,000 of remain in Turkey and the Persian Gulf area. That presence continues to shrink as more troops are sent back to their home bases, but some are expected to remain for a long time to come. Here is a rundown on U.S.
NEWS
April 24, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fine sand from the Arabian desert still dusted the window frames of the hardy British Chinook helicopter, just out of Operation Desert Storm but already back among its old multinational allies as part of Operation Provide Comfort. Flying day in and day out to deliver aid to Iraqi refugees camped in inaccessible mountains along the Turkish-Iraqi border, some of the crew had not even had time to recover from their front-line missions in the Gulf War. "I was only back a week.
NEWS
July 13, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Friday sternly warned Iraq of its willingness to use a new border strike force if the Iraqi government resumes attacks on Kurds or engages in other aggressive conduct after the U.S. troop pullout from the country ends Monday. The U.S. military began withdrawing the last of its troops from northern Iraq on Friday.
NEWS
April 24, 1991 | Reuters
A U.S. soldier lost a foot when he trod on a mine near a refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday. The explosion caused the first casualties suffered by U.S. forces engaged in Operation Provide Comfort, the mission to help about half a million mainly Kurdish refugees on the Turkish border.
NEWS
April 24, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fine sand from the Arabian desert still dusted the window frames of the hardy British Chinook helicopter, just out of Operation Desert Storm but already back among its old multinational allies as part of Operation Provide Comfort. Flying day in and day out to deliver aid to Iraqi refugees camped in inaccessible mountains along the Turkish-Iraqi border, some of the crew had not even had time to recover from their front-line missions in the Gulf War. "I was only back a week.
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