Four columns of Italian colonial troops set out with two detachments of machine gunners last week to mop up the Jebel-el-Akdar, a mountainous rebel-infested region, whence the peace of Italian Cyrenaica—a coastal area directly across the Mediterranean from Greece—is often threatened.

After 168 tribesmen had been slaughtered, their fellows fled; abandoned to the Italian forces 10,000 sheep, 15,000 camels. Two Italians were killed.


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