Persian Gulf War

a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
Syn: ↑Gulf War
Instance Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare
Part Meronyms: ↑Operation Desert Storm

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