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    TEJUTLA, EL SALVADOR

    The President of El Salvador, Alvaro Magana, has described an army mutiny in the north-east of his country as "a grave danger" and instructed a rebel garrison commander to obey orders.

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    1. GV INTERIOR Funeral service. Tejutla 0.05
    2. SV Women weeping during service (2 shots) 0.11
    3. GV Bomb damaged room 0.14
    4. GV Boy walking into house riddled with bullet holes 0.17
    5. GV Body taken off helicopter ambulance 0.24
    6. GV Shell being fired 0.27
    7. CU Colonel Ochoa speaking on field telephone (SPANISH SOT) 0.33
    8. GV Shell being handled and then fired (2 shots) 0.45
    9. SV ZOOM TO CU Soldier talking with civilian 0.49
    10. SV Soldier standing with women and children (2 shots) 0.53
    11. SV Colonel Ochoa walking with troops (3 shots) 1.07
    12. SV Minister of Defence Garcia at newsconference (SPANISH SOT) (2 shots) 1.17
    13. SV Colonel Ochoa talking with troops 1.26
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    Background: TEJUTLA, EL SALVADOR

    The President of El Salvador, Alvaro Magana, has described an army mutiny in the north-east of his country as "a grave danger" and instructed a rebel garrison commander to obey orders. Colonel Sigifredo Ochoa Perez demanded the resignation of Defence Minister Jose Guillermo Garcia on January 7 and refused to recognise his authority. Since then, fighting has intensified. Leftist guerrillas took advantage of the army split to launch a January offensive. The most serious of the attacks came when the guerrillas took control of the small town of Tejutla. In the two days they held the population of 10,000 people, the guerrillas killed eight soldiers and six civilians and destroyed the local army headquarters. The offensive prompted Colonel Ochoa to switch his attention from the dispute with Defence Minister Garcia to the military threat. In San Vicente Province, not far from Tejutla, Colonel Ochoa and his men shelled guerrilla encampments as reporters looked on. Colonel Ochoa, one of the toughest and most efficient officers in the United States-backed army rebelled against Defence Minister Garcia after receiving a transfer order to the Salvadorean embassy in Uruguay. A team of senior officers failed to work out a compromise between the two men and in San Salvador Defence Minister Garcia was calling Colonel Ochoa's rebellion a thwarted coup attempt.

    Source: REUTERS - BORIS PINKAS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RBFN8SRSS8ZV001QN781KXL5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RBFN8SRSS8ZV001QN781KXL5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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