Showdown in Tripoli

Kelly, James; McGeary, Johanna; Stewart, William
November 1983
Time;11/21/1983, Vol. 122 Issue 22, p36
The article discusses the armed conflict between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Syrian backed guerrillas in Tripoli, Libya. It mentions that Yasser Arafat, chairman of the PLO, remains steadfast despite the 60 rockets a minute barrage that devastated most part of the city and refugee camps. Abu Mousa, leader of the rebel faction, noted that the assault is only a measure to persuade Arafat to enter into a dialogue of reform with PLO dissidents opposed to his policies.


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