Foreign News: 'Punitive Bombardments

Despatches from Cairo reported that the French have destroyed nearly a third of Damascus and burned 4,000 houses, during "punitive bombardments" and raids upon the rebellious native quarters since the much bruited formal bombardment of Damascus (TIME, Nov. 9).

There was every indication last week that the rebellious Druses who have long fiercely resisted the attempts of France to administer Syria as a League Mandate, are continuing their guerrilla raids upon the French forces, which, with their European war equipment, easily rout these rude but courageous semi-savages whenever an actual pitched battle occurs.

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