30 Years After Desert Storm: Feb. 17

In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, Air Force Magazine is posting daily recollections from the six-week war, which expelled Iraq from occupied Kuwait.

Heavy bombing of the Iraqi army in Kuwait has destroyed 1,300 of Iraq’s 4,280 tanks and 1,100 of its 3,110 artillery pieces, the Pentagon reports. Iraq’s Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz arrives in Moscow for talks with Soviet President Gorbachev.

Check out our complete chronology of the Gulf War, starting with Iraq’s July 1990 invasion of Kuwait and running through Iraq’s April 1991 acceptance of peace terms.