Foreign News: The War in Syria

Having captured the Druse capital of Suedia (TIME, Oct. 5), General Gamelin, the French commander, proceeded to blast it into complete obliteration with every engine of scientific destruction at his command. Alleging that every house had been filled with snipers at the time of their entrance into the city, the French proceeded to dynamite countless ramshackle structures.

An interlude is reported to have occurred when French airmen noticed hundreds of Druse warriors participating in the funeral of a sheik. A few high explosive bombs turned the funeral into a shambles.

Stern Frenchmen opined that the Druses would heed permanently such a warning that...

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