Meeting sporadically strong resistance, coalition forces with heavy air cover moved into Kuwait and headed toward Kuwait City.  As 150,000 ground troops and 5,000 tanks advanced, retreating Iraqi troops set fire to some 700 oil wells and laid extensive waves of land mines to slow down firefighters.

After 100 hours the coalition ground campaign had forced Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.  On February 28, President Bush declared a cease-fire and proclaimed Kuwait liberated.