Foreign News: In Syria

Throughout Syria the repercussions of the French bombardment of Damascus (TIME, Nov. 9) continued ominous in the extreme. The city itself was quiet early in the week and the bazars were open. But the territory between Damascus and Horns, 80 miles to the north, was reported swarming with marauding bands; and the Arabs are persistently rumored to have joined with the Druses in an anti-French "Holy War."

General Gamelin was reported to have made a sortie from Damascus and been heavily engaged with Druse tribes to the South. Then the encircling native...

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