TUNISIA: Diabolic Plot

France's warning to Libya

We are a popular committee that has come to free you from a dictatorial regime, and here are your arms." This call to revolt was issued by 30 armed men who sneaked across the Algerian border early last week and made their way to the phosphate mining town of Gafsa (pop. 30,000) in central Tunisia. Joined there by 20 confederates, the invaders tried to seize Gafsa's civil and military installations. The local populace refused to join the insurrection, but it took Tunisian troops 20 hours to subdue the...

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