The Gulf: Horror Abroad Flight 221

Gun-toting terrorists bring murder and mayhem to a hijacked Kuwaiti Airbus

Shrouded in mist and falling snow, the blue-and-white Kuwait Airways A-310 Airbus looked as if it had been scuttled and abandoned in a remote corner of Tehran's Mehrabad Airport. Most of the shades were tightly drawn, and there were few signs of life within. But Kuwaitis monitoring air-to-ground radio broadcasts picked up bloodcurdling sounds from the jet: they were the anguished shrieks and hysterical crying of a man being tortured and maimed. For those watching the tense drama developing, there were...

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