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Troops in Kuwait Face Crippling Sandstorms

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Troops in Kuwait Face Crippling Sandstorms

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Troops in Kuwait Face Crippling Sandstorms

Troops in Kuwait Face Crippling Sandstorms

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U.S. troops moving across the Kuwait desert toward Iraq prepare to face massive sandstorms called shamals. The sudden storms of dry winds and abrasive sand can last for days, and can ground helicopters, clog engines and reduce visibility. NPR's John Burnett reports.