Ecological changes in the Gulf


The environment has not been deliberately destroyed in war at such a scale as in the war over Kuwait. Before withdrawing from Kuwait, the Iraqi troops for no strategic or tactical benefits, spilled, over a period of ten days in January 1991 between 06-Nov million barrels of oil from storage tanks, loading terminals and tankers in and around Kuwait. The environmental situation was further aggravated by the detonation of over 900 oil wells and related installations before withdrawal.

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