466. 3/5/1991

“Soon after the March [1, 1991] ceasefire [for Operation Desert Storm], Shiites in southern Iraq rebelled against the Baathist government that had repressed them for decades. And Kurdish tribes in the north followed suit. But as the Coalition forces withdrew, Saddam’s military savagely crushed these revolts, massacring thousands and creating tens of thousands of refugees.” [The 5th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Tommy Franks with Malcolm McConnell, American Soldier, Page 170

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