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The Persian Gulf War started on August 2, 1990 when Saddam Hussein and Iraq attacked Kuwait because of their oil and the debt they owed to Kuwait.
The U.S. got involved because Kuwait had a large oil supply. The first attack to get Iraq out of Kuwait begun on January 14, 1991 with aerial and naval attacks.
The U.N. operation was called Operation Desert Storm. The countries that were on the U.N. side were France, United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
On February 24, ground troops invaded Iraq and Kuwait. On February 26, Saddam Hussein ordered his troops to withdraw from Kuwait.
On February 28, 1991, the war ended when President Bush announced a ceasefire. The ceasefire included inspections by the U.N. and a no-fly zone.
However, Iraq did not follow the ceasefire but George H.W. Bush demanded weapon inspections. When they said no another war called the Iraq war.
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