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On February 24, 1991, a massive allied ground offensive was launched northward from northeastern Saudi Arabia into Kuwait and southern Iraq, under the code name operation Desert Sabre. It was the endgame of the wider Operation Desert Storm, through which a UN authorized coalition of 34 nations attacked Iraq in order to determine the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. After two days, Iraqi soldiers began to retreat from Kuwait, setting fire to all the oil wells on their path. On February 28, the Gulf war came to an end. 

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