Maxi-Plots Behind a Strange Mini-War

August 1977
Time;8/8/1977, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p49
The article focuses on the development of the mini-war between Egypt and Libya. It mentions that the series of bombing strikes at the radar installations and airbases and the armoured assaults made by the Egyptian in Libya which hit airfields at Umm Alayan and Al aAdem was due to the political purposes as confessed by the Egyptian spokesmen. It states that the old Soviet equipment will be replaced by the U.S. with 14 C-130 transport planes as well as the sophisticated aerial cameras and reconnaissance drones which will be purchased by the Egyptians along with the help of Sudan government. It states that the mini-war was agreed to be settled by both sides with the help of Arab peacemakers such as Algerian President Houari Boumedienne and Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat.


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