Lt. Falcon led Duke and a team of Joes into Trucial Abysmia to knock out recently installed Cobra Terror Dromes. The were subsequently captured by a Cobra unit led by Tomax & Xamot. Duke was brutally assaulted by the Crimson Twins before he and the other Joes were rounded up and moved to a holding pit.
A miscommunication between Cobra Commander at the Cobra Consulate building in New York and the twins in Trucial Abysmia resulted in a death sentence for several Joes at the hands of a S.A.W.-Viper. An escape attempt by the surviving Joes resulted in three more casualties, including original Joe Team member, Breaker.
Cobra departed the country soon after, moving into neighboring Benzheen.