Bombs from ‘High­way of Death’ un­earthed

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Au­thor­i­ties yes­ter­day said un­ex­ploded bombs from what was known as the “High­way of Death” in the 1991 Gulf War have been un­cov­ered in Kuwait. The Public Au­thor­ity of Housing Wel­fare said a mil­i­tary bomb squad would defuse the or­di­nance found along High­way 80, which con­nects Kuwait City to the Iraqi bor­der. Con­struc­tion crews work­ing on a $950 mil­lion housing project in the area found the bombs. KUNA said “find­ing ex­plo­sives on the site is not sur­pris­ing” and con­trac­tors had been warned they could be there. The “High­way of Death” got its name when US-led coali­tion air­craft bombed a con­voy of flee­ing Iraqi forces, killing hun­dreds and leav­ing be­hind hun­dreds of burned-out ve­hi­cles.

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