• Short Summary

    THE VILLAGES OF IZMAL AND SAMMA WERE AMONG SEVERAL AREAS OF THE IRBID GOVERNORATE IN THE NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY TO BE BADLY DAMAGED DURING HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI GROUND AND AIR FORCES YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE VILLAGES OF IZMAL AND SAMMA WERE AMONG SEVERAL AREAS OF THE IRBID GOVERNORATE IN THE NORTHERN JORDAN VALLEY TO BE BADLY DAMAGED DURING HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN JORDANIAN AND ISRAELI GROUND AND AIR FORCES YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    THE RAIDS WHICH DAMAGED IZMAL, WERE PART OF A 5-AND-A-HALF HOUR CLASH ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN. A JORDANIAN SPOKESMAN REPORTED THAT ISRAELI FORCES BEGAN THE EXCHANGE BY OPENING MACHINE-GUN AND MORTAR FIRE AND JORDANIAN FORCES RETURNED THE FIRE. LATER TWO ISRAELI AIRCRAFT CARRIED OUT A 10-MINUTE ROCKET AND NAPALM RAID ALONG THE SAME AREA -AND IT WAS DURING THIS AIR ATTACK THAT BOTH IZMAL AND SAMMA WERE HIT. REPORTS INDICATED THAT BOTH ISRAELI PLANES WERE SHOT DOWN BY JORDANIAN DEFENSIVE FIRE.

    BOTH SIDES CLAIMED LOSSES AND LIVES - ISRAEL REPORTED TO HAVE HAD 40 SOLDIERS KILLED, WHILE THE JORDANIAN LOSSES WERE CLAIMED TO BE ONE DEAD AND 10 WOUNDED.

    THIS WAS THIRD SUCCESSIVE DAY OF FIGHTING ALONG THE JORDAN VALLEY CEASE-FIRE LINES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1VYVZDDO671VZ4M0CUUMH58MN
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VYVZDDO671VZ4M0CUUMH58MN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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