The World: Going Underground

A year ago, a radical guerrilla organization called the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine brusquely commanded the world's attention by hijacking four commercial airliners and holding hundreds of passengers hostage in the blazing Jordanian desert. That taste of glory was short-lived. Determined to crush not only the P.F.L.P. but all the freewheeling guerrilla groups, King Hussein and his army chased them out of Amman and penned them in in a mountainous area near the Syrian border. Two months ago, 30,000 royal troops, mostly Bedouins, attacked again and wiped out that last...

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