Boots on the Ground
Boots on the Ground, Iraq 1991.
US military preparing a drop zone to enable safe distribution of relief supplies to Kurdish refugees, on the Iraqi-Turkish border, during the rule of Saddam Hussein.
More than 3,600 U.S. Marines supported Operation Provide Comfort, an international relief effort in northern Iraq from 7th April to 15th July, 1991.
In less than three months allied forces created a safe haven in northern Iraq, provided emergency food and medical aid, moved more than 750,000 refugees back to their homeland, and helped them return to a form of normal life.
Photo by Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org
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