• Short Summary

    THE EGYPTIAN TOWN OF EL ARISH HAS FALLEN TO THE ISRAELIS IN THEIR HARD MARCH SOUTH.

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    THE EGYPTIAN TOWN OF EL ARISH HAS FALLEN TO THE ISRAELIS IN THEIR HARD MARCH SOUTH. THE TOWN, DUE SOUTH OF THE GAZA STRIP, SURRENDERED TO THE ADVANCING ISRAELI ARMY ON TUESDAY.

    LATEST REPORTS SAY THE ISRAELI ARMY HAS SINCE ADVANCED WELL BEYOND EL ARISH -- THEIR TANKS WERE BOUND FOR SUEZ. BUT CAIRO PADIO TODAY CLAIMED THE EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE HAD MADE CONCERTED AND SUCCESSFUL ROCKET ATTACKS ON THE ISRAELI ARMOURED UNITS.

    THE RADIO SAID THE ISRAELI FORCES SUFFERED HEAVY LOSSES IN LIFE AND EQUIPMENT. ISRAELI REPORTS HAVE NOT CORROBORATED THE REPORT.

    THE PATH INTO EL ARISH YESTERDAY WAS STREWN WITH THE BODIES OF EGYPTIAN DEAD AND THEIR ABANDONED EQUIPMENT. HUNDREDS OF BOOTS WERE ALSO DISCARDED BY EGYPTIAN FORCES, AS THEY FLED BAREFOOT ACROSS THE DESERT SANDS.

    CORRESPONDENTS TRAVELLING FROM GAZA TO EL ARISH SAW THE BOOTS STREWN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ASPHALT ROAD LINKING THE TWO CITIES. ONE REPORT SAID THE SCRUBLANDS WERE DOTTED "LIKE A FLYBLOWN LAMPSHADE" WITH THE EGYPTIAN BOOTS.

    THE ISRAELI TROOPS WERE ABLE TO RELAX BRIEFLY IN EL ARISH BEFORE PUSHING ON TOWARDS SUEZ. BUT IF THE REPORTED EGYPTIAN RETALIATION CONTINUES, EL ARISH MAY BECOME A DEFENSIVE POSITION FOR ISRAELI FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA21NUZ1LU7SQBGH3VN2HONZI6E
    Media URN:
    VLVA21NUZ1LU7SQBGH3VN2HONZI6E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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