MIDDLE EAST: No Joy on the Second Front

Arab-Israeli disengagement talks shifted to a new front last week. Not surprisingly, there was an accompanying drop in optimism for quick agreement. On the Israeli-Egyptian side, where discussions had been successful, withdrawal was under way with few minor hitches. But there was no joy on Israel's other, snowy battle line with Syria. There artillery and tank gunners from both sides carried on a daily long-range duel along the El Quneitra-Damascus road. The Syrians said that four of their soldiers had been wounded in the exchanges. Israel reported one killed and three wounded....

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