• Short Summary

    Jordan is still completely cut off from the outside world -- except for radio links -- as the civil war between the Jordanian Army and the Palestinian guerrillas continues.

  • Description

    Jordan is still completely cut off from the outside world -- except for radio links -- as the civil war between the Jordanian Army and the Palestinian guerrillas continues. The two crossing points over the River Jordan, the Damya and Allenby bridges, are sealed off from the Jordanian side.

    Usually the Damya bridge sees up to 80 trucks a day entering Jordan laden with agricultural produce from the West Bank and about 1500 people crossing into Jordan and back again. But now it, along with the Allenby bridge, has been closed by the Jordanians. Barbed wire is strung across the Jordanian side of the bridge.

    Even though the fighting is further north in Jordan, the area near the border was deserted. The customs and control areas, the first aid post and even the "Damya Bridge rest house" were all completely empty.

    The porters, still in their blue working overalls, board a bus and leave the area as there is no work for them here with nobody crossing the bridge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2D9YGX3BMCTR4PA4M7RITBDUM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2D9YGX3BMCTR4PA4M7RITBDUM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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