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Canada in the Gulf War

The Gulf War of the early 1990s was an important chapter in Canada’s military history, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of the end of the conflict. More than 4,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel served in the tense Persian Gulf region in 1990-91, as part of the international coalition of countries that came together to force the invading forces of Iraq out of neighbouring Kuwait. In the aftermath of the conflict, Canadians continued to serve in peacekeeping and embargo-enforcement efforts in the region.

Canadian CF-18 in Qatar readying for take-off
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