Photographic evidence of the Iraqi regime's destruction in Kuwait from August 1990 through February 1991
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The Recovery: Building Exteriors

The Same Residence in 2010  (3267A)
Except for one special home that has been left ravaged and been turned into a museum (Al-Qurain), no physical traces of residential damage remain. All houses have since been redecorated, refurnished, and repaired or completely rebuilt. The emotional scars from a violated home and personal possessions stolen and defaced are immeasurable. Ripping up a family's photo albums, torching their books, and smashing their music collection do not benefit the perpetrators and are therefore acts of pure malice.
In 1991  (3267)
Of the approximate quarter of a million dwellings in Kuwait during the occupation, the majority was looted and vandalized. Iraqis moved into the homes belonging to the Kuwaitis abroad, then looted and vandalized them before retreating. From outside, however, the full extent of the damage to homes and other buildings was not visible.

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