al-Gahra (Al-Jahra)

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Al-Jahra is of historical importance, as it was the place where Kuwait forces, with British help, defeated invading troops from Saudi Arabia in 1920. The large, rectangular Red Fort played a key role in that battle. The low structure still stands, not far from the main highway.

In February 1991, at the end of the Gulf War, retreating Iraqi troops were stalled in Al-Jahra with their loot. The Allied forces destroyed them during the Gulf War's so-called 'turkey shoot'.

Some accommodation is available in Al-Jahra. The town is 35 km west of al-Kuwayt (Kuwait City).


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