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Bahrain Persian Gulf War
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Bahrain played a limited but active role in the gulf war. Bahraini ground forces were among the 3,000 Peninsula Shield force of the GCC (exclusive of Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti troops) that were assigned to a support role during Operation Desert Storm as part of Joint Forces Command East. Bahrain was the primary coalition naval base and was the point of origin for coalition air operations against Iraqi targets. Bahraini pilots joined other members of the coalition in flying strikes into Iraq. Three Scud missiles were aimed at Bahrain during the war. Only one landed in the country, and it did not hit a target area. There were no Bahraini combat deaths in the war.

    Data as of January 1993

    NOTE: The information regarding Bahrain on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bahrain Persian Gulf War information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bahrain Persian Gulf War should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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