• Short Summary

    VIOLENCE FLARED IN ADEN TONIGHT ON THE EVE OF THE PLANNED GENERAL STRIKE CALLED BY ARAB NATIONALIST.

  • Description

    VIOLENCE FLARED IN ADEN TONIGHT ON THE EVE OF THE PLANNED GENERAL STRIKE CALLED BY ARAB NATIONALIST.

    BRITISH TROOPS KILLED IN ARAB AND WOUNDED SEVEN OTHERS -- FOUR SERIOUSLY -- IN A SERIES OF GRENADE AND CUN BATTLES THROUGHOUT THE WINDING ALLEYS OF THE ARAB QUARTER DURING THE DAY.

    SIX BRITISH SOLDIERS WERE INJURED IN 13 GRENADE INCIDENTS AND TWO SHOOTING INCIDENTS IN THE DISTRICTS OF SHEIKH OTHMAN AND CRATER, AN ARMY SPOKESMAN SAID.

    THE CLASHES CAME AS HUNDREDS OF TROOPS SWARMED INTO THE TWO DISTRICTS TO HEAD OFF EXPECTED DEMONSTRATIONS.

    THE DISTRICTS RAIDED HAVE BEEN HOTBEDS OF VIOLENCE DIRECTED AGAINST THE BRITISH FORCES WHO ARE SCHEDULED TO WITHDRAW FROM SOUTH ARABIA NEXT YEAR. IN THE PAST FEW DAYS MILITARY PATROLS HAVE BEEN STRENGTHENED AS AN ATMOSPHERE OF UNREST GREW THROUGHOUT ADEN. BRITAIN'S "FIRE BRIGADE" TROOPS, THE EVER-READIES, HAVE BEEN MOVED IN.

    THE 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE HAS BEEN CALLED BY NATIONALIST TO MARK THE EIGHT ANNIVERSARY OF WHAT THEY REGARD AS THE "BOGOUS" SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION.

    THE 8,000 BRITISH SERVICE FAMILIES IN ADEN HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS TO AVOID EXPECTED DISTURBANCES.

    TONIGHT, FRIDAY (10 FEBRUARY, 1967) THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER OF ADEN, SIR RICHARD THORNBILL HAS CLAMPED AN INDEFINITE CURFEW OF ADEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LZAJN5O3JO96VE17ZJCWPG2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LZAJN5O3JO96VE17ZJCWPG2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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