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Kuwait: Class of 1990
Twenty years after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, former friends, separated by war, reunite.
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2010 12:23 GMT

IN DEPTH

  Kuwait: Class of 1990
  Return to Kuwait
  Class of 1990 in pictures
  Rocky: 'I saw tanks from our house'
  Nouf: 'We saw a hurt Kuwait'
  Nada: 'Kuwait was idyllic'
  Sarah: 'I felt like a refugee'
  Ali: 'The invasion changed my life'
  Fahad: 'No money can fix it'
  Invasion hurts Iraq-Kuwait ties

On August 2, 1990, the Iraqi army invaded the emirate of Kuwait, which Saddam Hussein, the then Iraqi president, had declared Iraq's 19th province.

The occupation of Kuwait may have only lasted seven months, but the memory of it remains strong, not least in the minds of the children of that conflict.

At the end of the school year of 1990, students in an international school in Kuwait said their final farewells as they headed off for the summer holidays. Many of them would never meet again.

Al Jazeera's Nashwa Nasreldin was one of those whose family was forced to relocate following the invasion.

Twenty years on, she returns to Kuwait, the country of her birth, along with a group of her classmates as they organise a reunion to find out what happened to their friends - and their school - during the war that separated them.

Kuwait: Class of 1990 can be seen from Monday, August 2, 2010 at the following times GMT: Monday: 1900; Tuesday: 0600; Wednesday: 0300; Thursday: 1400; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 1900; Sunday: 0300.

Source:
Al Jazeera
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