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Overview: The Human Cost

Exact figures for the coalition forces are hard to come by. The contributions of different nations are not always measured in the same way, with some, for instance, counting their offshore presence and some not.

The various participants in the conflict referred to it in different ways. Some of the names were:

US
Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Sabre, Gulf War
SENEGAL
Opération Tempête du Désert
UK
Operation Granby
BANGLADESH
Operation Moru-prantar
FRANCE
Opération Daguet, Guerre du Golfe
CANADA
Operation FRICTION
ITALY
Operazione Locusta
NETHERLANDS
Golfoorlog
SPAIN
Operación Tormenta del Desierto, Guerra del Golfo
BELGIUM
Golfoorlog, Guerre de Golfe
POLAND
Operacja Pustynna Burza, Wojna w Zatoce
NORWAY
Golfkrigen
SINGAPORE
Operation Nightingale
PORTUGAL
Operação Tempestade no Deserto, Guerra do Golfo
IRAQ
Umm Al-Ma’arik (Mother of All Battles)
KUWAIT
Tahrir Al-Kuwait (Liberation of Kuwait)

 

The International Coalition

541,000
52,000 - 100,000
43,000 - 45,400
33,600 - 35,000
18,000
14,500
13,000
9,900
6,300
4,900 - 5,500
4,500
4,300
2,600
2,200
1,200
700
700
525
500
500
480
400
400
350
319
314
300 - 500
280
200
180
100
100
100
40
30
27
unknown
unknown

 

UNITED STATES (ground, air, and naval forces and field hospital)
SAUDI ARABIA (ground, air, and naval forces)
UNITED KINGDOM (ground, air, and naval forces and field hospital)
EGYPT (ground force)
FRANCE (ground, air, and naval forces)
SYRIA (ground force)
MOROCCO (guards for bases and civilian security)
KUWAIT (ground, air, and naval forces)
OMAN (ground force)
PAKISTAN (ground force reserve)
CANADA (naval and air forces and field hospital)
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ground force)
QATAR (ground force)
BANGLADESH (engineers, security force, 2 field ambulance teams)
ITALY (naval and air forces)
AUSTRALIA (naval force, medical team, demining engineers)
THE NETHERLANDS (naval force and air defense)
SWEDEN (field hospital staff)
SENEGAL (guards for bases)
SPAIN (engineers plus 3,000 off the coast)
NIGER (guards for Mecca)
BAHRAIN (guards for bases)
BELGIUM (engineers and 2 minesweepers)
CZECHOSLOVAKIA (medical and chemical warfare defense teams)
POLAND (naval force and medical team)
SOUTH KOREA (transporters and medical team)
ARGENTINA (naval and air forces)
NORWAY (naval force, intelligence services, and medical team)
GREECE (air force)
ROMANIA (chemical warfare defense team)
DENMARK (naval force)
NEW ZEALAND (air force and medical team)
THE PHILIPPINES (medical team)
HUNGARY (medical team)
SINGAPORE (medical team)
SIERRA LEONE (medical team)
TURKEY (naval force, 2 ships)
PORTUGAL (naval force, 1 ship)

(See 5103)

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