SYRIA: Returning to Quneitra

On schedule, and with only a single tragic incident—four Austrian soldiers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force were killed when their Land Rover exploded a mine—Syria and Israel last week completed the separation of forces specified by their cease-fire agreement. Syria recovered not only all the territory it lost in the October fighting, but also Quneitra, the Golan Heights provincial capital that Israel has held since '67. The recovery of the ruined city—a symbol of Damascus' determination to win back all the land it lost to Israel in the Six-Day War—touched...

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