✦ 6 Iraqi helicopters were destroyed by US army.
✦ 19 Iraqi naval ships sunk and 6 were damaged severely.
✦ 137 Iraqi aircraft were made to flow to Iran.
✦ No US losses occurred in air to air fights however, in other forms, there was some losses.
✦ US lost 23 helicopters in 5 combat and 18 non-combat operations.
✦ Nearly 70,000 Iraqi prisoners released to Saudi control.
✦ Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on August 2, 1990.
✦ It started on August 7, 1990.
✦ On August 7,1990 US eagle fighters arrive in Saudi Arabia.
✦ The air phase of this operation began on Jan 17, 1991.
✦ Use of scud missiles by Iraq to attack Israel.
✦ US Patriot missiles answer the scud missiles of Iraq by intercepting them at Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, on Jan 17, 1991.
✦ Iraq harms oil reserves, creates oil slick in Gulf on Jan 25, 1991.
✦ Iraq attacks Khafji in Saudi Arabia on Jan 29, 1991.
✦ On Jan 31, 1991 first female US soldier is made prisoner by Iraqi forces.
✦ 700 oil wells in Kuwait ignited by Iraqis.
✦ The ground battle rages in full swing from Feb 24, 1991.
✦ 25 US soldiers killed by Iraqi scud missiles on Feb 25, 1991 in Dhahran.
✦ In Safwan, Iraq on March 1, 1991 cease fire terms negotiated.
✦ Various military forces redeployment plans started to be implemented from March 17, 1991.
✦ Relief and refugee camps for Kurdish Refugees in Turkey and Northern Iraq, on April 5, 1991.
✦ On April 6th, 1991 Iraq officially accepts cease fire that takes effect from April 11, 1991.
✦ UN takes responsibility of various refugee camps and relief foods and packages by US are sent to Iraq.
The desert storm war, was a major shift of political power in Arab countries with the US becoming a crucial part of decision-making on various things in Middle East issues along with other members of world community.
As Arab countries have developed into prosperous countries and oil has become the decider of world economy, we can view in this context, how the operation desert storm caused a major impact on the future of this essential market commodity.