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    The first Red Cross aircraft carrying wounded from the fighting in Jordan arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday night (21 Sept).

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    SV Wounded brought from Aircraft to Ambulance.

    SV Stretcher brought from aircraft.

    SV Wounded child carried down to ambulance.

    SV Man on stretcher brought down aircraft steps.

    SV PAN Red Cross Official (Boisard) down steps.

    SCU Boisard interviewed. "We are beginning

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: BOISARD: We are beginning to have a better idea of the situation.

    REPORTER: Were you able to get to the wounded in the streets?

    BOISARD: The wounded in the streets, you know, are...we are able now to move, since we have our cars and ambulances and guarantees from both the Government and the resistance command.

    REPORTER: How did you come to collect these nine that you brought back with you/

    BOISARD: They have been sent to the airport and I think -- I don't know, this is something I can't give full detail....I think we want to bring again a lot of wounded, you know....it's better to organise ourselves on the spot, to cure them very well, instead of bringing them here, because the situation is so difficult. As a matter of example, I can tell you, the first girl you have seen, we don't know who she is. We have no name. We don't know the parents. Somebody phoned up on the street and brought her to us on the airport. and somebody said, I think she is the daughter of my sister but he was even nor sure.

    REPORTER: What about the others?

    BOISARD: The others, we have their names, because they are conscious.

    REPORTER: Is the hospital working now?

    BOISARD: Yes, they are working and we hope to oaring people since we are now able to move in the streets we are hoping to being people in those hospitals.

    REPORTER: How are you getting on without water and electricity. Has that been got over now?

    BOISARD: No, not yet, But is not so important. Food would be more important.

    Initials SAW/PN/OS/2.09 SAW/PN/CO/2.10

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    Background: The first Red Cross aircraft carrying wounded from the fighting in Jordan arrived in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday night (21 Sept). The ten casualties including a Swedish reporter brought back were found near the airport. An International red Cross Delegate, M. Marcel Boisard, who travelled aboard the plane said food was the most urgent aid needed in Amman.

    One of the wounded to arrive on the aircraft was a young girl whose identity was unknown. The Red Cross has said that the situation at Amman airport is still too dangerous to permit a full-scale operation to fly in supplies and medical aid teams.

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