• Short Summary

    THE REPORT OF XEROS - IN NORTH-WEST CYPRUS - WAS AN EARLY TARGET YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOR TURKISH PLANES WHICH STRAFED SEVERAL TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN THE AREA WITH ROCKET AND MACHINE GUN FIRE.

  • Description

    THE REPORT OF XEROS - IN NORTH-WEST CYPRUS - WAS AN EARLY TARGET YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOR TURKISH PLANES WHICH STRAFED SEVERAL TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN THE AREA WITH ROCKET AND MACHINE GUN FIRE. SERIOUS DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A GOVERNMENT PATROL BOAT IN THE HARBOUR WHICH WAS DRIVEN ASHORE ON FIRE AND WITH FIVE OF HER CREW DEAD. THIRTEEN MORE WERE WOUNDED. ONE TURKISH PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN DURING THE RAID AND THE PILOT IS NOW IN HOSPITAL.

    OTHER TOWNS WERE ALSO RAIDED YESTERDAY. THESE INCLUDED KOKKINA, POLIS, ALEVGA, MANSOURA AND AYIOS THEODOROS - ALL CENTRES LYING TO THE WEST OF THE CAPITAL, NICOSIA, AND THE SCENE OF FIGHTING RECENTLY BETWEEN GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS.

    MANY OF THE VILLAGERS FLED THEIR HOMES AS THE TURKISH JETS ATTACKED. MOST FOUND REFUGE IN THE FIELDS. THE UNITED NATIONS WAS HELPING IN THE EVACUATION OF ABOUT TWO HUNDRED TURKISH WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM THE AREA. THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO A CLOSELY GUARDED CAMP AT PYRGOS.

    A STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT TODAY SAYS THAT THIRTY-THREE GREEK CYPRIOTS DIED DURING THE RAIDS AND TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY WERE INJURED. PRESIDENT MAKARIOS DESCRIBES THE ATTACKS AS "COWARDLY". MEANWHILE THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT HAS ASKED FOR MILITARY AID FROM "CERTAIN COUNTRIES" IN FACE OF THE TURKISH ATTACKS. CYPRUS RADIO HAS ANNOUNCED THAT TURKISH WARSHIPS HAVE ANCHORED CLOSE TO THE CYPRUS COAST.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28IE990U6GWO1RB49YZU0FN30
    Media URN:
    VLVA28IE990U6GWO1RB49YZU0FN30
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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