Traditional dancers and musicians perform at the celebration of extinguishing the last oil well set ablaze by the Iraqi forces, in Al Ahmadi, nine months after the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. ..During withdrawal, the Iraqi army practiced a scorched earth policy by placing land mines and setting fire to Ku-waiti oil wells. More than 500 oil wells were burning in Kuwait. The inferno took over nine months to extinguish; the costs to restore the Kuwaiti petrol infrastructure exceeded 5 billion US dollar. ..The celebration was attended by the Emir and other members of the Al-Sabah royal family.