30 Years After Desert Storm: Feb. 8

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.

Feb. 8: An Iraqi­-caused oil slick drifts down the Persian Gulf, and the Saudi desalination plant at Safaniya stops operation as a precautionary measure.

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.