• Short Summary

    ISRAELI TROOPS WITHDREW FROM THE EGYPTIAN RED SEA ISLAND FORTRESS OF SHADWAN ON FRIDAY (23 JANUARY) WITH SCORES OF PRISONERS AND, FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH, A CAPTURED RADAR STATION.

  • Description

    ISRAELI TROOPS WITHDREW FROM THE EGYPTIAN RED SEA ISLAND FORTRESS OF SHADWAN ON FRIDAY (23 JANUARY) WITH SCORES OF PRISONERS AND, FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH, A CAPTURED RADAR STATION.

    THE ISRAELIS OCCUPIED THE FORTRESS FOR ABOUT 36 HOURS AFTER A HELICOPTER BORNE ASSAULT. THEY ENCOUNTERED STIFF RESISTANCE FIGHTING AND THE EGYPTIANS CLAIMED THEY DROVE THEM FROM THE ISLAND. HOWEVER AN ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID THE OCCUPYING FORCE HAD COMPLETED ITS MISSION AND THAT AN ORDERLY WITHDRAWAL WAS CARRIED OUT. HE ALSO CLAIMED THAT THEY HAD KILLED ABOUT 70 EGYPTIANS INCLUDING THE CREW OF TWO EGYPTIAN TORPEDO BOATS WHICH TRIED TO RE-ENFORCE THE ISLAND GARRISON. THEY WERE SUNK BY ISRAELI AIR FORCE JETS.

    THE REMOVAL OF THE BRITISH MADE RADAR STATION FOLLOWED A SIMILAR OPERATION EARLIER THIS MONTH WHEN A RAIDING PARTY SEIZED FROM EGYPT A TOP SECRET SEVEN TON STATION MADE IN THE SOVIET UNION.

    GENERAL HAIM BAR LEV, THE ISRAEL DEFENCE FORCES CHIEF OF STAFF, PERSONALLY CONGRATULATED THE AIRBORNE TROOPS ON THEIR RETURN TO A BASE IN SINAI. LATER THE CHIEF OF STAFF MET WITH NEWSMEN WHO HAD MADE A BRIEF VISIT TO SHADWAN ISLAND:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2RWMNMQJLK9IFSWZ0MHP83A6K
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RWMNMQJLK9IFSWZ0MHP83A6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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