Foreign News: The Jehad

Heavy fighting in Morocco was last week reported by the French in the Jehad (holy war) declared by Abdel-el-Krim, "Sultan" of the Riffians (TIME, May 11, 18).

The Riffians had advanced along a hundred mile front to the River Vergha on the east. Concentrations at either end, which apparently were preparing for a converging offensive with Fez as their objective, were detected.

This evidently decided General Comte de Chambrum to send General Colombat forward to storm the heights of Bibane, midway along the front. The attack was launched with a suddenness that surprised the Riffians; and, in a magnificent action supported by the...

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