1991

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January 24, 2022

Events

April 11: End of the Siege of Khost, which began in January 1980. The 1991-1992 South Ossetian War began on January 5, 1991, which ended on June 24, 1992. The end of the second Gulf War on February 28, 1991, which began on August 2, 1990. The beginning of the Croatian War of Independence on March 31, 1991, which ended on August 7, 1995. The end of the Cambodian Vietnam War on October 23, 1991 which began on April 30, 1977. The end of the Cold War in 1991 that began in 1947.

January

January 5 - Georgian forces attack Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, beginning the 1991-1992 South Ossetian War. January 9 - US envoy James Baker meets Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz to try to persuade Iraq to withdraw its forces from Kuwait, but negotiations fail. January 12 - The US Congress votes on the resolution to fight Iraq for the liberation of Kuwait. January 13 - Soviet forces attack Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, to stop its independence. A shooting at a South African match in Orkney kills 42 people. January 16 - The end of the United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait and the start of the Second Gulf War against Iraq. January 19 - Iraq launches 8 Scud missiles against Israel in response to the US-led international attack on Iraq, injuring 15 people. January 21 - Harald V becomes King of Norway, succeeding Olaf V. January 22 - 3 Scud missiles and 1 Patriot fall on Ramat Gan in Israel, killing 3 and wounding 96. January 24 - A peace agreement is signed between the government of Papua New Guinea and the separatists on the island of Bougainville, ending the 1988 war. January 26 - The start of the Somali Civil War.

February

February 1 - An American Airlines plane crashes, killing 34 people. February 7 - Haiti elects its first democratic president, headed by Jean-Bertrand Aristide. February 13 - Gulf War: Two raids by the US Air Force on the Amiriya shelter in Baghdad kill about 400 civilians, including children, and the US claims that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was there. February 21 - The Iraqi army blows up a number of oil wells in Kuwait. February 22 - Iraq accepts the Soviet ceasefire proposal. The United States rejects this proposal, but promises Iraq that it will not attack Iraqi forces that will withdraw from Kuwait within 24 hours. February 25 - A group of Scud missiles strikes a US Army barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 29 US soldiers and wounding 99 others. February 26 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait, after the Arab forces

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