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Turks evacuate Wadi Hesi and Ascalon; they retreat on Hebron and Jerusalem with loss of 70 guns and 10,000 casualties. Italians on the Piave; enemy descent in Trentino, down the Val Sugana, taking ruins of Asiago; General Fayolle announced in command of French troops in Italy. Announced Allied Conference at Rapallo has decided to create a supreme political council of the Allies for the Western Front, to be assisted by a permanent Military Committee, consisting of Generals Foch, Cadorna, and Wilson; General Diaz succeeds Cadorna as Italian Generalissimo.