CYPRUS: End of a Terrorist

Because he had time and again ambushed British troops in the mountains, because he had led a raid on the main police station in Nicosia, because he had three times planned a murder (unsuccessfully) of Governor Sir John Harding, and because he was a top lieutenant, if not the acting leader, of the EOKA terrorist group, British authority on Cyprus put a price of $14,000 on the head of Markos Kyriacou Drakos, 24.

Last week, on a lightning-swept -night in the mountains of Troodos, the reward fell due when marksmen of the Suffolk regiment shot and killed the young Sten-gun-armed terrorist.


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