• Short Summary

    Israel last night (Tuesday May 12) began to withdraw its tanks and paratroopers from Lebanese territory, leaving the lower slopes of Mt Hermon smouldering and a tight security cordon along the border with Lebanon.

  • Description

    Israel last night (Tuesday May 12) began to withdraw its tanks and paratroopers from Lebanese territory, leaving the lower slopes of Mt Hermon smouldering and a tight security cordon along the border with Lebanon.

    Smoke from the blistered south-western slopes of Mount Hermon has been visible for many miles along Lebanon's border territory as Israeli military forces have withdrawn from yesterday's (Tuesday May 12) massive offensive.

    The offensive, Israel's largest since the six-day war, was launched as a reprisal for repeated Arab rocket attacks on Israeli communities in Upper Galilee. In the week previous to the raid, six Israelis were killed.

    Recent graves in the cemetery at Kirjat, bearing inscriptions calling for "revenge", have emerged comparatively unscathed after being in the centre of disputed territory.

    Villagers in Kirjat are returning to their usual daily tasks while the pall of smoke hangs in the background. Much of it has come from crops set on fire by the shelling.

    With the major offensive over, the Israeli guards are still keeping rigid checks on all border movements.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3GQOK9LW5HDPGF517OV3X6EUP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GQOK9LW5HDPGF517OV3X6EUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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