587. President Bush stated the Iraqis had to begin a large scale withdrawal.
588. It was by noon, Washington time, on February 23.
589. That just meant to announce when the Allied Troops would attack.
590. Just before dawn on February 24, the whole horizon suddenly began flashing.
591. Moments later, shells began screaming and exploding among the Iraqi positions.
592. Meanwhile, the waves of 50 to 100 planes took off.
593. They repeatedly dove and added their bombs to the enemy positions.
594. It was the most massive artillery barrage and air strike.
595. The Iraqi soldiers had never experienced such disasters.
596. February 27 was the fourth day of the ground attack.
597. The Allied Troops with 800 tanks encircled 250 to 300 tanks of Iraq.
598. After the fierce attacks of helicopters and artillery, the Iraqis were completely destroyed.
599. At the same time, the Arab troops drove into Kuwait City.
600. Thus, the Iraqi troops crumbled on all fronts
601. In the War, the Allied Troops were nearly 700,000 and the Iraqi troops 620,000.
602. The casualty of the Iraqi troops was more than 85,000.
603. The losses of the Allied Troops were astonishingly light.
604. For the Americans, there were only 79 killed and 213 wounded.
Words and Expressions单词和短语
horizon n. 地平线
scream vi. 发出尖锐叫声
explode vi. 爆炸
repeatedly ad. 再三，多次地
dive vi. 俯冲
barrage n. 火力网；阻拦
encircle vt. 包围
crumble vi. 崩溃，瓦解
casualty n. 伤亡
Astonishingly ad. 惊人地