a conflict (Jan.–Feb. 1991) between Iraq and the United States and its allies to expel Iraq from Kuwait.
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British Dictionary definitions for gulf war
the war (1991) between US-led UN forces and Iraq, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait
See Iran-Iraq War
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