[24\FEB] Bait Al-Qurain #Kuwait

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Bait AlQurain [Qurain House]

today I was at the home of Kuwait martyrs who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from invaders, Cohesion in order to honor the memory of citizens and non-discrimination andsedition and sectarianism.

the place was really crowded and a lot of people were there with flowers and flags it felt so good, check out some of the pictures i took over there:






and Here we put our fingers imprint on the flag of Kuwait

Bait Al-Qurain (Al-Qurain House) battle, which broke out February 24, 1991 between Kuwaiti resistance members and the invading Iraqi forces, represented national unity in a manner that would be remembered forever.
The memory of the 19 Kuwaitis who took part in the battle, 12 of whom were killed, is now honored in a national museum.
Late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had ordered turning the house located in Al-Qurain residential area, which witnessed that battle, to a museum supervised by the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) to remind future generations of the sacrifices of Kuwaiti people during the Saddam occupation of Kuwait.
Some parts of the destroyed house were renovated to ensure the safety of the visitors of the museum that contains some weapons that were used in the battle and photos of the resistance members concerned.
One of those who survived the battle, Hazim Jaber Saleh told KUNA that on February 24, 1991, and prior to the coalition forces’ attack on the Iraqi forces, electricity was cut off at 1:30 a.m.
“We had a tip that coalition forces were going to execute a marine landing in coordination with two Kuwaiti resistance groups, which are Al-Meseila and West Fentas groups,” he said.
At 8:00 a.m. Iraqi forces began arresting Kuwaiti youth from their homes to use them as human shields and hold them as prisoners of war, he said.
“When the coalition forces’ land attack was announced, we were overjoyed and planned to have a role in directing the forces to the Iraqi soldiers’ gathering sites and in assisting the coalition forces in fighting the occupiers who had begun to withdraw,” he added.
Resistance members decided to wear unified clothing with the slogans “Al-Meseila Group” in the front and “Kuwait Force” in the back so that coalition forces would identify them, he said.
Just then, an Iraqi intelligence car arrived followed by a small bus with a number of soldiers, searching for Kuwaiti youth to arrest, he pointed out.
The car stopped in front of Beit Al-Qurain, the house of Bader Nasser Al-Eedan, and an Iraqi soldier got off and knocked on the door, but no one answered him so an Iraqi officer ordered a soldier to jump over the fence, he said.
The resistance group’s leader Sayed Hadi Al-Alawi was watching over the house and Iraqi soldiers found out that Kuwaiti youth were inside, so they surrounded it until 2:00 p.m. and the Kuwaiti resistance members had to choose between surrender and battle.
Al-Alawi shot the Iraqi soldier, the two sides exchanged shooting from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., then Iraqi Army forces requested tank support, as well as that of Republican Guard forces who surrounded the house from all sides, Saleh said.
Al-Alawi asked the Kuwaiti resistance members to take positions in different parts of the house to confuse and disperse the Iraqi soldiers who began firing tank and artillery rounds at the building, while the Kuwaitis only had light weapons to return fire with, he said.
The battle ended with the killing of Al-Alawi, Yousef Khudair Ali, and Aamir Faraj Al-Enizi and the arrest of the rest of the group’s members Jassem Mohammad Ali, Mubarak Ali Safar, Ibrahim Ali Safar, Abdullah Abdulnabi Mandani, Khalil Khairallah Al-Bulishi, Khalid Ahmad Al-Kandiri, Hussein Ali Ridha, Mohammad Othman Al-Shaya, and the home owner Al-Eedan.
The arrestees were all executed by Iraq soldiers at Sabah Al-Salem Police Station and their bodies were thrown at an open area in Al-Qurain, he said.
Saleh said Allah the Almighty had chosen martyrdom for 12 of the resistance members and survival for the rest who either escaped to neighboring homes at the start of the battle or hid in the dark amid the ruin of a house as electricity was cut off.
The survivors were Sami Sayed Hadi Al-Alawi, Mohammad Yousef Kareem, Jamal Ibrahim Al-Bannai, Talal Sultan Al-Hazza’, Mishaal Al-Motairi, Bader Al-Suwaidan, Ahmad Jaber Saleh, and I, he said.
Saleh concluded with expressing hope that the current generation would learn from Bait Al-Qurain battle and the non-wavering resistance of the Kuwaiti people in the face of the enemy.


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