Foreign News: Syrian Raid

Cloaked horsemen of the Syrian Druses dashed silently one night last week upon a French outpost near Beirut. Sharp-eyed sentries had given the alarm, and machine guns spatted, killing 25 Druses. As the horsemen wheeled to dash away, their leader was seen to be Ali Atrash, related to Sultan— Atrash, whose fearless tribesmen harassed and all but besieged the French in Damascus a year ago.

—He is not an actual sultan, merely a potent tribal chief.


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