ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SYRIA-Unwillingly into Soviet Camp

When Syria invaded Lebanon in 1976 and in collaboration w i th the Kataib (the r ight -wing sectarian party of Lebanon, formed under Nazi i nfluence in the 1930s) dealt a crushing blow to the coa l i t ion of Left wing and Palestinian forces, there was no international out-cry as w i th the so-~ called 'seige' of Zahle in the spring of 1981 when for several weeks all eyes, in particular that of the Western media, were glued to events in the area.

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