|Governorate of Iraq|
|Government||Governorate of Iraq (de jure)|
Military occupation (de facto)
|•||1990–91||Ali Hassan al-Majid|
|Historical era||Gulf War|
|•||Republic of Kuwait annexed by Iraq||8 August 1990|
|•||Liberation of Kuwait||28 February 1991|
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|History of Kuwait|
|Prehistoric and ancient|
|18th century to 1961|
|Kuwait since 1961|
The Kuwait Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الكويت) was the 19th governorate of Iraq established in the aftermath of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. It was preceded by the brief puppet state of the Republic of Kuwait. The Kuwait Governorate consisted of most of the occupied Kuwaiti territory, with the exclusion of the northern areas which became the Saddamiyat al-Mitla' District.
Iraq's refusal to withdraw from Kuwait led to the Gulf War and the eventual return of the pre-occupation Kuwaiti government on 28 February 1991.
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