• Short Summary

    Jordanian troops and security forces are continuing to scour Amman for illegal arms now that the Palestinian commandos have withdrawn from the city.

  • Description

    Jordanian troops and security forces are continuing to scour Amman for illegal arms now that the Palestinian commandos have withdrawn from the city. For Visnews, cameraman Ken Ludlow followed the troops into the curfewed districts of Wahdat and Ashrafiya yesterday (Wednesday) to film the search. His coverage includes shots of a major arms cache unearthed near the Palestinian camp at Wahdat.

    SYNOPSIS: In Amman, security forces are scouring the city for illegal arms now that the Palestinian commandos have withdrawn from Jordan's capital. On Wednesday, the search centred on the Wahdat and Ashrafiya districts. Both were put under curfew before troops and police moved in. Wahdat was one of the areas worst hit by the fighting last September.

    Despite the restrictions, the atmosphere was relaxed. There were signs of enthusiasm for King Hussein and the Jordanian government. The previous day, the last convoy of Palestinian commandos and their heavy arms had left the city without incident.

    A focal point for the search was the Palestinian camp at Wahdat. In a nearby stone quarry, one of several major arms caches came to light. The weapons--including machine-guns, mortars and anti-tank missiles--had been hidden in three caves.

    Some of the arms bore Chinese markings. As the search went into a third day, several powerful landmines and booby traps in deserted houses were discovered. Later, the heads of Arab diplomatic missions in Amman toured the area of the search.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28XQ0YJ1IMX4CGTLUM0BJWCGV
    Media URN:
    VLVA28XQ0YJ1IMX4CGTLUM0BJWCGV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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