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Wars of Modern BabylonA History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003$
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Pesach Malovany

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813169439

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.001.0001

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The Iraqi Attack on Al-Khafji (January 1991)

The Iraqi Attack on Al-Khafji (January 1991)

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(p.556) Chapter 30 The Iraqi Attack on Al-Khafji (January 1991)
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Wars of Modern Babylon
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Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0032

This chapter deals with the Iraqi forces attack on the Saudi port town of Al-Khafji and the Iraqi deception operations along the Saudi border with Kuwait and Iraq in January 1991. These were the only Iraqi Army ground forces initiated operations against Coalition forces in this war, that were praised along the years by the Iraqi propaganda as a symbol of their “success” against the Coalition forces in this war. It describes the Iraqi decision to launch those operations, their planning and preparations, the forces participated, their execution, the Coalition forces respond and their consequences.

Keywords:   The Iraqi al-Khafji operation, Iraqi deception operations, “The Mother of all Battles” War, The Iraqi Army, Coalition forces, Saudi Army, Iraqi propaganda

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