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M. East Dev/Hist # 2

Middle East Development & History # 2

Saddam Hussein the dictator of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom
What caused the Persian Gulf War? Iraq invaded Kuwait in order to gain access to the Persian Gulf.
How was the US involved in the Persian Gulf War? The United States sided with Kuwait and fought to remove the Iraqis from Kuwait.
Why were UN inspectors sent to Iraq? To make sure Iraq had destroyed their weapons of mass destruction.
Why did the US begin Operation Iraqi Freedom? The United States saw Iraq as a threat to the United States and its interests in the Middle East.
Why did the US invade Afghanistan? The government of Afghanistan gave safe harbor to al Qaeda, which launched the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Who was the leader of al Qaeda when the September 11 attacks occurred? Osama bin Laden
Put the 3 recent wars in SW Asia in order. Persian Gulf War, War in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom
Created by: Mrs. Corey



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