• Short Summary

    IN ALGIERS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) PRESIDENT AHMED BEN BELLA ANNOUNCED THE MOBILISATION OF ALL FORMER ALGERIAN LIBERATION ARMY SOLDIERS, AND SAID THE REINFORCEMENTS WERE ON THEIR WAY TO THE MOROCCAN BORDER.

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    IN ALGIERS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) PRESIDENT AHMED BEN BELLA ANNOUNCED THE MOBILISATION OF ALL FORMER ALGERIAN LIBERATION ARMY SOLDIERS, AND SAID THE REINFORCEMENTS WERE ON THEIR WAY TO THE MOROCCAN BORDER.

    HE TOLD THE CROWD, ESTIMATED AT 100,000, PACKING THE ALGIERS FORUM, THAT 400 ALGERIAN SOLDIERS WERE STILL HOLDING THE BORDER POSTS DE HASSI BEIDA AND TINJOUB IN FACE OF ATTACK BY 4,000 MOROCCAN TROOPS.

    IN A VIOLENT ATTACK ON MOROCCO, BUT WITHOUT MENTIONING KING HASSAN BY NAME, M. BEN BELLA DECLARED: "WE TELL THIS TYRANT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BLOOD SHED BY MOROCCANS AND ALGERIANS: YOU ARE A CRIMINAL."
    HE DENOUNCED THE PREVIOUS DAY'S STATEMENT BY M. AHMED REDA GUEDIRA, MOROCCAN CABINET CHIEF, THAT MOROCCAN FORCES HAD TAKEN THE TWO FRONTIER POSTS SAYING: "I AM ANSWERING HIM - YOU ARE A LIAR."
    IMMEDIATELY AFTER M. BEN BELLA'S PROCLAMATION TROOPS BEGAN ENLISTING AT A DOZEN RECRUITING CENTRES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

    TODAY PRESIDENT BEN BELLA'S EMISSARIES LEFT ALGIERS TO RETURN TO TALKS AT MARRAKESH, MOROCCO, WITH KING HASSAN. AS THOUSANDS ENLIST THROUGHOUT ALGERIA, REPORTS OF FIGHTING CONTINUE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GPARVEKAYC0IKL27CLFFBEF3
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GPARVEKAYC0IKL27CLFFBEF3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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