Terrorism: Scouring the Red Sea Floor

Despite an international effort, the mystery of the mines persists

The ships and helicopters of three nations—the U.S., Britain and France—joined the search last week, but the mystery of the Red Sea mines remained unsolved. As the toll of vessels damaged by explosions while sailing either to or from the Suez Canal reached 19, British and French ships and U.S. helicopters were hard at work trying to locate and identify one or more of the mines that were presumed to be causing the trouble. By week's end none had been recovered, though a Cairo newspaper reported that an Egyptian team...

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