Bombs from ‘Highway of Death’ unearthed
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.