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Bandits Who Killed Gendarmes Captured

June 18, 1923
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The government has officially announced that all but one of the twenty bandits who last week attacked the company of gendarmes escorting the High Commissioner, Sir Herbert Saamuel, and killed five of the Britishers, have been captured. They are now being held temporarily at Lebanon.

The bandits who are not Bedouins as originally supposed, but Druses, are members of a robber band which for some time has been engaged in general plunder of the neighboring communities. The capture of the bandits came only after a company of British cavalry had burned one of the villages in the vicinity of Mettulah, and following a series of severs engagements between the troops and the bandits.

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