December 27, 1997 in Nation/World

Milestones

 
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Ten years ago: Scores of Palestinian prisoners appeared before Israeli military courts in the first trials of several hundred protesters arrested in the “intefadeh,” or uprising, in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Five years ago: The United States shot down an Iraqi fighter jet during what the Pentagon described as a confrontation between a pair of Iraqi warplanes and U.S. F-16 jets in U.N.-restricted airspace over southern Iraq.

One year ago: In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, about 60,000 opposition supporters defied riot police and rallied in celebration of an international report backing their triumph over Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in recent local elections.


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