Foreign News: In Syria

Despatches from Syria spoke of preparations by General Sarrail (TIME, Aug. 17) to launch a great French offensive against the Druse tribes, which have been fighting valliantly to oust the French Mandate and set up a pan-Arab Government at Damascus.

Part of the news was cabled by George Seldes,* correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, who was chased out of Rome last month by the Facisti (TIME, Aug. 10).

After describing the concentration of French troops, planes and armored cars at Suedia, (on the seacoast due west of Aleppo) and the raking of Druse villages...

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