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    TWO EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE OFFICIALS HAVE ARRIVED IN AMMAN. THE AIRMEN, CAPTAIN MOHAMMED ABUL-MUATEE AND?

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    TWO EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE OFFICIALS HAVE ARRIVED IN AMMAN. THE AIRMEN, CAPTAIN MOHAMMED ABUL-MUATEE AND SAID MOHAMMED ALI AL-FADIL, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE SOON AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL ON MONDAY.

    THE AIRMEN TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THEY HAD FLED FROM THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC (UAR) LAST JUNE TO ESCAPE "THE GREAT PRISON THERE." BOTH SAID THEY HAD BEEN FIGHTING IN THE YEMEN.

    PRESS REPORTS IN JORDAN AT THE END OF LAST MONTH SAID TWO EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE OFFICERS HAD LANDED AT JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THEIR MIG 21 FIGHTERS. THE PILOTS, ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS, SURRENDERED AND ASKED FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM.

    THE UAR ARMED FORCES HAVE DENIED THAT THE EGYPTIAN AIRMEN FLED FROM THE EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE IN THE YEMEN. THE AIRMEN HAD BEEN DISMISSED FROM THE U.A.R. FORCES MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AGO, THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT SAID.

    THE STATEMENT SAID THE TWO FORMER CAPTAINS WERE REFUSED PERMISSION TO MARRY TWO GERMAN GIRLS A YEAR AGO, BECAUSE MARRIAGE TO FOREIGNERS WAS AGAINST FORCES REGULATIONS. "LATER THEIR PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR NECESSITATED THEIR DISMISSAL, THE STATEMENT CONTINUED. BOTH MEN, ACCORDING TO THE STATEMENT, HAD TRIED TO FIND WORK IN GERMANY WHERE "SOME AGENTS INTRODUCED THEM TO THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT TO MAKE A DISGRACEFUL FARCE OF THEM."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA173N6JSKNVJFZNKLER0Q0984B
    Media URN:
    VLVA173N6JSKNVJFZNKLER0Q0984B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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