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This is the first of 12 parts of the first 24 hrs. of CNN’s Live news coverage of the war in the gulf – Operation Desert Storm starting at 6:39 p.m. EST on January 16th, 1991.

As it happened. Uncut, uncensored and uncooked video of CNN live news coverage of the U.S. led war in the gulf; Operation Desert Storm.

In this segment, CNN reports live from Baghdad, Iraq as Operation Desert Storm begins.

CNN Reporting (In order of appearance):

David French (Washington D.C.)
Wolf Blitzer (Pentagon in Washington D.C.)
John Holliman (Baghdad, Iraq)
Charles Bierbauer (White House in Washington D.C.)
Peter Arnett (Baghdad, Iraq)
Charles Jaco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
Bernard Shaw (Baghdad, Iraq)
John Sweeney (Riyadh, Saudia Arabia)
Richard Blystone (Jerusalem)
Jeanne Moos (United Nations)
James Blackwell (Military Analyst)
Doug James (Amman, Jordan)
Bill Hartley (New York City)

Also appearing (In order of appearance):

Caspar Weinberger (Former U.S. Defense Secretary)
Marlen Fitzwater (White House Press Secretary)
Ehud Olmert (Israeli Health Minister)
Javier Perez de Cuellar (United Nations Secretary General)

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 — 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 — 28 February 1991) was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

Note: This is only for historical purposes. It is in no way meant to glorify, or denounce these events. I’m not uploading this for monetary gain. I’m merely sharing this with others who may wish to see it.

Credit: CNN

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