ITALY: Muktar

A detachment of the Italian camel corps in Cyrenaica lurched swiftly over stony roads near the Libyan coast last week in pursuit of a band of Arab rebels. Late at night they made contact near the little village of Slonta. There was a running fight. Rifles flashed yellow in the dark. Twelve tribesmen were killed. A short charge captured most of the rest, including their leader, a hardbitten, wiry old veteran of 75, wearing the silken turban cords of a sheik.

Suddenly the little skirmish at Slonta became international news. Rome jubilated. Back...

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