Wednesday, March 17, 1993

Speaking to Muslim clerics in Damascus, Pres. Asad says he seeks comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, not a separate deal. (SARR 3/18 in FBIS 3/18; MM 3/18; NYT 3/19)

IDF kills 2, wounds up to 90 Palestinians in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip. Settlers rampage near Nablus, setting fire to Palestinian-owned gas station, to avenge 3/15 killings. (MM 3/17; NYT 3/18)

Federal grand jury indicts Muhammad Salameh and Nidal Ayyad on charge of carrying out 2/26 World Trade Center bombing. Ibrahim al-Gabrowni is charged with obstruction of justice and fraud. (WP, WT 3/18)