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Nowadays, when people think of Iraq, they think of the war that began in 2003, ISIS and the long fight against terrorism. But the U.S. military’s first major conflict with the country came more than a decade before that – 25 years ago, in fact.

Operation Desert Storm began Jan. 17, 1991, after Iraqi forces who had invaded neighboring Kuwait refused to withdraw. The conflict is now commonly known as the Gulf War.

Here are six important facts you should know about it.

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