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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 Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”), Phase Two

“The Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”), Phase Two

The Ground and Sea Campaign (24–28 February 1991)

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(p.565) Chapter 31 “The Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”), Phase Two
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Wars of Modern Babylon
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Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.)

Amatzia Baram

Kevin M. Woods

Ronna Englesberg

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0033

This chapter deals with the second phase of the Gulf war—operation “Desert Storm” called by the Iraqis “The Mother of all Battles– The ground and sea campaign (24-28 February, 1991). It describes the Coalition’s ground attack against the Iraqi forces in Kuwait and southern Iraq—opened on 24 February at dawn, and lasted four days. It included three sub-phases: a. breaching the Iraqi line of defence in Kuwait and on the border between Iraq and Saudi Arabia; b. the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait and the Coalition’s forces flanking action inside Iraq; c. the battles against the Republican Guard in southern Iraq. It also describes The Iraqi Navy’s role in the campaign, especially the fighting on the island of Faylaka.

Keywords:   The coalition forces, Central Command (CENTCOM), US Army, US Marines, British forces, French forces, Iraqi Army, Republican Guard, The Iraqi retreat from Kuwait

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