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Failaka Island - Iraqi Tank Graveyard
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Located on Failaka Island, off the coast of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf (called the Arabian Gulf by locals). This is a "graveyard" of Iraqi tanks that were destroyed during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and its islands in August, 1990.

Copyright: Eric Walker
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Uploaded: 02/02/2012
Updated: 08/07/2014
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Tags: persian; gulf; war; kuwait; failaka; iraq; tank; graveyard; remains; sunset; middle; east; arab; arabian; desert; storm; shield
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