This is a short video clip I found on YouTube which is CNN’s report on the 1st day of the Iraqi invasion on Kuwait on August 2nd, 1990. I still remember that morning quite clearly. My parents had traveled to London at midnight and we were staying with our grandmother. No one went to work and we were confused as to what’s going on when one of our aunts told us that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and there is a war going on. Later we found out that soon after Mom’s plane took off, the next BA flight was held by the Iraqi forces.
Mom was frantic in London and we were scared here in Kuwait. The Iraqi troops made small bunkers in the empty ground behind our building, we could hear gun fire and helicopters and we were forbidden to go near the windows. Somehow our family managed to get out of Kuwait in a minibus all the way through Iraq and then to Jordan where we finally met our parents.
I remember I wrote a diary about the whole journey even though I was little and I’m going to try to dig it out of the boxes and maybe post a few entries later.
[Here] is the link to our earlier post on the photographs taken by Adel Al-Yousifi as evidence of the destruction left behind by the Iraqis.