• Short Summary

    GUN BATTLES BETWEEN EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES RAGED ACROSS THE SUEZ CANAL ON WEDNESDAY IN AN AREA EXTENDING FROM QANTARA IN THE NORTH TO SUEZ CITY IN THE SOUTH.

  • Description

    GUN BATTLES BETWEEN EGYPTIAN AND ISRAELI FORCES RAGED ACROSS THE SUEZ CANAL ON WEDNESDAY IN AN AREA EXTENDING FROM QANTARA IN THE NORTH TO SUEZ CITY IN THE SOUTH. IN SUEZ CITY, 20 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 120 WOUNDED, WHILE 100 HOUSES ARE SAID TO HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY THE ISRAELI SHELLING.

    EACH SIDE BLAMED THE OTHER FOR STARTING THE FIGHTING, WHICH ISRAEL SAID ENDED ONLY AFTER SIX UNITED NATIONS ATTEMPTS TO IMPOSE THE CEASEFIRE. ISRAEL SAYS THAT, ON ITS SIDE OF THE CANAL, 12 PEOPLE INCLUDING EIGHT EGYPTIANS LIVING IN SINAI WERE KILLED DURING THE DAY-LONG TANK AND ARTILLERY DUEL, WHILE 10 SOLDIERS WERE WOUNDED.

    THE FOCAL POINT OF THE BATTLE IS SAID TO HAVE MOVED SOUTH DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY. ISRAEL SAID EGYPTIAN FORCES PROVOKED THE CLASHES BY FIRING ON TWO ISRAELI JEEPS ON THE EASTERN BANK OF THE SUEZ CANAL, WHILE THE EGYPTIANS SAY THE ISRAELIS OPENED FIRE FIRST. THE EGYPTIANS CLAIM TO HAVE TAKEN A HEAVY TOLL OF ISRAELI TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA10HZRZDK84XJKCANXPPW87WEH
    Media URN:
    VLVA10HZRZDK84XJKCANXPPW87WEH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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