• Short Summary

    As the Jordanian capital of Amman counted the cost of another night of street fighting, Palestinian Commando leaders and Jordanian officials today (Monday) sought a formula to ease tension and prevent further violent clashes between their forces.

  • Description

    As the Jordanian capital of Amman counted the cost of another night of street fighting, Palestinian Commando leaders and Jordanian officials today (Monday) sought a formula to ease tension and prevent further violent clashes between their forces.

    But as the two sides met at the residence of Prime Minister Abdel-Moneim Al-Rifai, their spokesmen were making counter-accusations over Sunday's shooting incidents.

    The commando leadership claimed the Jordanian Army and Security forces started the clashes by machine-gunning commando offices and camps.

    The Jordanian authorities said the fighting started when unidentified men opened fire on Army, Police and Security posts.

    During the fighting, the luxury Intercontinental Hotel--where scores of foreigners were held hostage by the commandos last June--was hit by mortar and machine-gun fire.

    Three days of sporadic clashes have cost several lives in Amman. At today's conciliatory talks, the Jordanian Government rejected a call by the commandos to revoke its acceptance of the American peace initiative for the Middle East. But it was reported that both sides agreed to end "provocative" actions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17CPE6I2IR8SWUMKBZTJANAUH
    Media URN:
    VLVA17CPE6I2IR8SWUMKBZTJANAUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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