Photographic evidence of the Iraqi regime's destruction in Kuwait from August 1990 through February 1991
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Overview: The Suburbs

After Iraqi troops consolidated their hold on Kuwait City, they spread out across Kuwait's suburbs during the days following the invasion.

There they found, in addition to row upon row of beautiful homes, a modern infrastructure of free government-run health care facilities, schools in every neighborhood from kindergarten through high school, colleges, and other medical, scientific, and cultural facilities that served not only Kuwait, but also the international Gulf community.

The Iraqi reaction to Kuwait's institutions was as vicious as the treatment of her people. KISR, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, was reduced to a shambles. Computers, desks, chairs, and office supplies were removed from the University and other colleges and schools, including a school for the blind. Newspaper offices were trashed, hospitals stripped bare, food processing plants wrecked, the electric power station rendered inoperative, and the control tower and cargo warehouse decimated at the nation’s only commercial airport. To hamper recovery, paper files and records on computer tape were destroyed.

  Iraqi Destruction of Culture  (3029)
NCCAL, the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, was created to encourage traditional crafts and support literature, film-making, theater, music, and the visual arts. Similar to what befell nearly every Kuwaiti public institution during 1990-1991, Iraqi troops looted and vandalized the NCCAL. Shown here is the trashing of its film library.

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