• Short Summary

    A HUGE CROWD GAZED AT THE BODIES OF EIGHT IRAQIS HANGING FROM IMPROVISED GALLOWS IN BAGHDAD'S TAHRIR (LIBERATION) SQUARE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    A HUGE CROWD GAZED AT THE BODIES OF EIGHT IRAQIS HANGING FROM IMPROVISED GALLOWS IN BAGHDAD'S TAHRIR (LIBERATION) SQUARE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE BODIES OF THE MEN, EXECUTED EARLIER FOR ALLEGEDLY SPYING FOR ISRAEL, WERE DISPLAYED FOR NEARLY SIX HOURS.

    SEVEN OF THE MEN, ALL IRAQI ARABS, WERE MOSLEMS, AND ONE WAS A CHRISTIAN. FOUR OF THE MEN WERE SOLDIERS AND FOUR WERE CIVILIANS.

    THE MEN HAD BEEN CONVICTED BY A REVOLUTIONARY COURT OF SAYING FOR ISRAEL. THEY INCLUDED THE ALL RING-LEADER, WARRANT OFFICER NAJAT KADHEM KHURSHEED. THEY WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN PART OF A TEN-MAN SPY RING WHICH WAS BROKEN UP LAST DECEMBER.

    THE MEN WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN REPORTING ON THE STRENGTH OF ARMY UNITS IN IRAQ AND JORDAN. THEY WERE ALSO SAID TO HAVE BEEN INTENDING TO SPREAD RUMOURS ALLEGING DISPUTES BETWEEN THE DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL HARDAN LATIKRITI, AND THE INTERIOR MINISTER, GENERAL MEDI SALEM AMMASH.

    ALTHOUGH SOME IRAQIS MARCHED IN PROCESSION TO THE SQUARE, THERE WERE NO MAJOR PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS YESTERDAY. THIS WAS IN CONTRAST TO LAST MONTH WHEN THE BODIES OF ELEVEN OTHER ALLEGED SPIES FOR ISRAEL - NINE OF THEM JEWS - WERE PUBLICLY DISPLAYED IN BAGHDAD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1T33GAR6J4B8NL39CRGQO5ZCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T33GAR6J4B8NL39CRGQO5ZCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    IRAQ: BODIES OF EIGHT IRAQIS DISPLAYED IN BAGHDAD AFTER BEING EXECUTED AS SPIES FOR ISRAEL IRAQ: BODIES OF EIGHT IRAQIS DISPLAYED IN BAGHDAD AFTER BEING EXECUTED AS SPIES FOR ISRAEL IRAQ: BODIES OF EIGHT IRAQIS DISPLAYED IN BAGHDAD AFTER BEING EXECUTED AS SPIES FOR ISRAEL

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