Iraq ignored all deadlines set by the West to end its occupation of the Gulf state.On 17 January 1991, coalition forces launched Desert Storm in what would be the longest air strike in the history of aerial warfare.Iraq responded by launching Scud missiles against Israel and Saudi Arabia.
British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, branded the invasion as "absolutely unacceptable" while American president George Bush condemned the attack as "a naked act of aggression." So far there has been no condemnation of the attack from any Arab country.
Kuwait's assets in the UK and the US have been frozen to prevent Iraq from seizing them and the US has also frozen Iraq's assets.
Social Media penetration in Kuwait is at 96% (one of the highest globally), and leading the MENA region on platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram.
Kuwaiti publishers, agencies and brands are transforming their activities to keep up with online consumption habits, leveraging branded content and storytelling, as well as new technologies like native and programmatic.
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More than 100,000 Iraqi soldiers backed up by 700 tanks invaded the Gulf state of Kuwait in the early hours of this morning.
The Soviet Union stated it would not participate in military action.
The Gulf crisis intensified and President Bush continued preparations to remove Iraq from Kuwait by force.
Road blocks are in place and there are reports of looting in the city's shops.
Initial reports suggest up to 200 people have been killed in heavy gunfire around the city.
'Absolutely unacceptable' The invasion has sparked strong condemnation from leaders around the world.