• Short Summary

    Tuesday (29 September) was the first day in Jordan for nearly a fortnight without fighting, and in Amman particularly the devastation of the civil war was becoming apparent.

  • Description

    Tuesday (29 September) was the first day in Jordan for nearly a fortnight without fighting, and in Amman particularly the devastation of the civil war was becoming apparent.

    The people were struggling back towards normality, despite disrupted essential services, and shell-damaged buildings. The situation was still extremely grave despite the fact that water-supplies had been re-connected and some bread was again being baked.

    But Tuesday (29 September) saw two major steps made towards recovery when the city finally gave up the last six of the imprisoned airline passengers, and Arab ceasefire observers called for Jordanian troops and Palestine guerrillas to pull out of Amman within 24 hours, starting at eight a.m. on Wednesday (0600 GMT).

    The proposed withdrawal was part of a plan announced by the Higher Arab Military Committee, over Amman radio, to return the capital to normal.

    The Committee, sent to Jordan as part of the peace plan announced by Arab leaders in Cairo last week, announced six points in their new initiative, the main ones calling for the withdrawals by the two sides.

    A military bureau--already set up by the Arab committee--will supervise this stage of the plan, which will take effect from eight a.m. on Wednesday (30 September).

    The committee did not go into details of the second stage, but said it would call for the return of Jordanian troops to their original positions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3KNIWYCW8P47GO4TGWQFVOW8X
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KNIWYCW8P47GO4TGWQFVOW8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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