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Joy of a Nation

26/2/1991 is an unforgettable date for the Kuwaiti people and its generations. It marks the 33rd anniversary of its liberation from the clutches of the ruthless Iraqi invasion that violated its land in a desperate attempt to erase its identity and existence. The Kuwaiti people couldn't believe what was happening to their country, but faced with two main choices:


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Either succumb to what was happening or resist in every possible way. This is where the Kuwaiti resistance emerged, transforming the peaceful, civil, benevolent people into resilient fighters, forming groups to resist and defend their freedom and reclaim their occupied homeland. Many groups emerged, including the leadership of the resistance: Mohammad Al-Fajji, Sheikh Athbi Fahad Al-Ahmad, an officer in the Kuwaiti army at that time, Colonel Mahmoud Al-Dosari, and Colonel Saud Mohammad Al-Hajri. These groups sent a message to the aggressor that Kuwaitis would only accept Al-Sabah ruling them. Notable heroic actions included destroying a plane carrying high-ranking officers from the Republican Guard, executed in an under-construction building in Farwaniya, where Strela missiles were stored.

In the Sabahiya area, Block 3, Street 10, a group led by Azbi Al-Fahad, executed the transportation of these missiles to Farwaniya. The technicians who carried out these operations were Kuwaiti Bedouins, true patriots who made their lives a sacrifice for their homeland. They were the ones who launched the plane, including Jaber Al-Usaimi and Hamed Al-Shammari, in the presence of the group's leader Athbi Al-Fahad. This had a significant impact on the enemy, and we remember the role of Saad Sharar Al-Azmi, known as "Abu Al-Tafkheek," who shook the foundations of the Republican Guard with his booby-trapping operations. He rigged cars to run by remote control and made machine guns fire remotely, causing a significant disruption to the regime, including the explosion of the Hilton Hotel with a resistance group. I also recall the role of Kuwaiti journalists during the brutal invasion, such as the hero Fereih Al-Azmi, Amer Al-Ajmi, Mohammed Al-Qahtani, and the significant role in radio by Ali Hassan and Youssef Mustafa. Also, the media personality Salwa Hussain, her role in collaboration with her brothers Mansour Al-Mansour and Hameed Khaja, and other teachers mentioned in the secret Kuwaiti radio broadcasts. They contributed to broadcasting the voice of Kuwait. The media continued its role after liberation despite the danger, interviewing Abdullah Al-Habeel during the occupation, who played a role in guiding his region, managing bakeries, forming popular committees, calming people in mosques and diwans, providing stability in the face of panic, and assuring the return of Kuwait by the grace of God.

The media played a crucial role in the information war during the invasion, with heroes like Fereih Al-Azmi, Amer Al-Ajmi, and Mohammed Al-Qahtani. They risked their lives to convey Kuwait's voice. The journalist Salwa Hussain, along with her brothers Mansour Al-Mansour and Hameed Khaja, also played a significant role. The media continued its mission post-liberation, even amidst the dangers, with interviews featuring Abdullah Al-Habeel, who had a pivotal role in guiding his region, managing bakeries, forming popular committees, calming people in mosques and diwans, ensuring stability in the face of panic, and assuring them of Kuwait's return, by the grace of God.

And I must not forget the role of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in standing with Kuwait and its people. Particularly, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the late King Fahd, who said, "Either Kuwait and Saudi Arabia survive, or Kuwait and Saudi Arabia go, and the fate is one." He opened his lands to the Kuwaiti people, both airspace and maritime, to receive the coalition forces. The Kingdom was targeted by some missiles from the Iraqi regime. Also noteworthy is the role of His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, who was previously the head of Saudi intelligence, along with his brothers in the Kuwaiti resistance and their support.

In conclusion, I ask Allah to maintain security and safety for our beloved Kuwait and its noble people. I congratulate them on our national days and the Liberation Day anniversary. I extend my congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, wishing him good health, well-being, a long life, and to His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem, the Deputy Prime Minister."

26/2/1991 is an unforgettable date for the Kuwaiti people and its generations. It marks the 33rd anniversary of its liberation from the clutches of the ruthless Iraqi invasion that violated its land in a desperate attempt to erase its identity and existence. The Kuwaiti people couldn't believe what was happening to their country, but faced with two main choices: either succumb to what was happening or resist in every possible way. This is where the Kuwaiti resistance emerged, transforming the peaceful, civil, benevolent people into resilient fighters, forming groups to resist and defend their freedom and reclaim their occupied homeland. Many groups emerged, including the leadership of the resistance: Mohammad Al-Fajji, Sheikh Athbi Fahad Al-Ahmad, an officer in the Kuwaiti army at that time, Colonel Mahmoud Al-Dosari, and Colonel Saud Mohammad Al-Hajri. These groups sent a message to the aggressor that Kuwaitis would only accept Al-Sabah ruling them. Notable heroic actions included destroying a plane carrying high-ranking officers from the Republican Guard, executed in an under-construction building in Farwaniya, where Strela missiles were stored.

In the Sabahiya area, Block 3, Street 10, a group led by Azbi Al-Fahad, executed the transportation of these missiles to Farwaniya. The technicians who carried out these operations were Kuwaiti Bedouins, true patriots who made their lives a sacrifice for their homeland. They were the ones who launched the plane, including Jaber Al-Usaimi and Hamed Al-Shammari, in the presence of the group's leader Athbi Al-Fahad. This had a significant impact on the enemy, and we remember the role of Saad Sharar Al-Azmi, known as "Abu Al-Tafkheek," who shook the foundations of the Republican Guard with his booby-trapping operations. He rigged cars to run by remote control and made machine guns fire remotely, causing a significant disruption to the regime, including the explosion of the Hilton Hotel with a resistance group. I also recall the role of Kuwaiti journalists during the brutal invasion, such as the hero Fereih Al-Azmi, Amer Al-Ajmi, Mohammed Al-Qahtani, and the significant role in radio by Ali Hassan and Youssef Mustafa. Also, the media personality Salwa Hussain, her role in collaboration with her brothers Mansour Al-Mansour and Hameed Khaja, and other teachers mentioned in the secret Kuwaiti radio broadcasts. They contributed to broadcasting the voice of Kuwait. The media continued its role after liberation despite the danger, interviewing Abdullah Al-Habeel during the occupation, who played a role in guiding his region, managing bakeries, forming popular committees, calming people in mosques and diwans, providing stability in the face of panic, and assuring the return of Kuwait by the grace of God.

The media played a crucial role in the information war during the invasion, with heroes like Fereih Al-Azmi, Amer Al-Ajmi, and Mohammed Al-Qahtani. They risked their lives to convey Kuwait's voice. The journalist Salwa Hussain, along with her brothers Mansour Al-Mansour and Hameed Khaja, also played a significant role. The media continued its mission post-liberation, even amidst the dangers, with interviews featuring Abdullah Al-Habeel, who had a pivotal role in guiding his region, managing bakeries, forming popular committees, calming people in mosques and diwans, ensuring stability in the face of panic, and assuring them of Kuwait's return, by the grace of God.

And I must not forget the role of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in standing with Kuwait and its people. Particularly, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the late King Fahd, who said, "Either Kuwait and Saudi Arabia survive, or Kuwait and Saudi Arabia go, and the fate is one." He opened his lands to the Kuwaiti people, both airspace and maritime, to receive the coalition forces. The Kingdom was targeted by some missiles from the Iraqi regime. Also noteworthy is the role of His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, who was previously the head of Saudi intelligence, along with his brothers in the Kuwaiti resistance and their support.

In conclusion, I ask Allah to maintain security and safety for our beloved Kuwait and its noble people. I congratulate them on our national days and the Liberation Day anniversary. I extend my congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, wishing him good health, well-being, a long life, and to His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem, the Deputy Prime Minister.

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