Combat: Horror in The Desert

Horror in The Desert

Were thousands of Iraqis buried alive during the allied operation against their front line last February? U.S. Army officers say that as tanks equipped with plows and bulldozers punched holes in the 70-mile-long Iraqi defense strip, enemy soldiers who refused to surrender were trapped under avalanches of sand. Colonel Anthony Moreno, commander of a unit that followed the initial U.S. breakthrough, recalls seeing arms protruding from the sand. "For all I know, we could have buried thousands," he told New York Newsday.

Pentagon officials concede that some men were suffocated but say it is impossible to provide an accurate tally of...

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