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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Darmstadt, Hesse Germany edition vol. 49, no. 317 wednesday february 27, 1991 b authorized Nom Cal publication Tor the armed forces 35c d 8693 allies forge ahead iraqis in full Retreat by Joseph Owen and Ron Jensen Middle East Bureau Riyadh saudi Arabia a the Allied juggernaut continued its sweep into Kuwait and Iraq on tuesday running roughshod Over Saddam Hussein a vow to withdraw his army. The . Command said the iraqi army was in a full Retreat across the entire theater and that 21 enemy divisions had been Defeated or neutralized with very few coalition casualties. . Marines were engaged in a tank Battle at Kuwait City a International Airport tuesday evening while Allied forces to the Northwest were routing some elements of the highly touted Republican guard said Marine Brig. Gen. Richard Neal. He said the Republican guard units had chosen to fight from their dug in positions. A we Are out flanking them out mane vering them and destroying them in place a he said. He said it appeared . Marines were a carrying the Day a although the fight was continuing. A Kuwait City will be liberated a Neal said cautioning that the persian Gulf War had not yet reached an end. He said officials at . Central come would discuss the details of their Battle continued on Page 10 an iraqi Soldier holds up the Koran and a White Flag As he surrenders to saudi and . Forces inside Kuwait on War goes on Bush tells Saddam president Bush appearing tuesday in the Rose Garden with vice president Dan Quayle condemns iraqis announced pullout from Kuwait. From wire reports Washington president Bush declared tuesday that the persian cult War olten Sive will be waged Quot with undiminished intensity a denouncing Saddam Hussein a announced withdrawal from Kuwait As an outrageous attempt to regroup so that Iraq can tight another Day. A the is trying to claim Victory in the midst of a rout a said Bush effectively dismissing Calls Tor a cease fire. Bush said coalition military forces Are ahead of their attack schedule and that the liberation of Kuwait was near. A a a a a a before his televised address to the nation White House press Secretary Marlin pit water read to reporters Bush a response to Saddam a broadcast that Iraq will withdraw from Kuwait a Saddam Hussein a radio statement last night contained the same diatribe As previous comments with no commitment to complying with the 12 United nations resolutions. His speech changes nothing. It does not annul the annexation of Kuwait or meet any of the coalitions other terms. The War goes in his address the president said Saddam a Retreat is an Effort a to save the remnants of Power and a until m the Middle East by every Means Bush vowed that tactic will fail. A. After his statement the with emigres signal leaders who voiced full support for his position As they emerged from the . Patrick , d-vt., said Bush would a make a terrible mistake ii lie allowed Saddam Hussein to be in the position where he could declare to his own people some sort of Victory. I Here a no sign president Bush intends to do . A rep. Dante b. Fassell. D-fla., chairman of the House foreign affairs committee raised the Issue of War in the Saddam a future. A it certainly would be easier in postwar Iraq if Saddam were not in Power a he told reporters at the White House. A but whether he a in Power or not in Power we re going to have to Deal with that subject when this War is Bush said iraqi forces can end the fighting if they a play Down their said there will be no attacks on unarmed soldiers in Retreat a but a we have no Choice but to consider retreating combat units As a threat and will respond accordingly a a. / . A a lie demanded full Observance mm1 of All . Security Council Resor 15� a a a a lotions on Kuwait. Bush said Saddam has not re. Bounced his claim to Kuwait and has not accepted . Resolutions demanding not Only unconditional withdrawal but also the restoration of the kuwaiti government and reparations for War damage. A a Saddam a most recent speech is an outrage a Bush said. A the is not withdrawing. His Defeated forces Are retreating. He is trying to claim Victory in the midst of a rout and he is not voluntarily giving up Kuwait. A a a a a a a a the liberation of Kuwait is close at hand Quot Bush said praising a the magnificent heroic performance of our armed a Saddam is not interested in peace Buroney to regroup and fight another Day a Bush said. A the coalition will therefore continue to prosecute the War with undiminished intensity a Bush added. Fitzwater said Bush called the White House situation see Bush on Page 10 see pages2 �1 through 7,

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