• Short Summary

    WAVES OF ISRAEL FIGHTER-BOMBERS HIT JORDANIAN ARTILLERY POSITIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AS FIGHTING BROKE OUT ALONG A FRONT OF MORE THAN 65 MILES (100 KILOMETRES) ON AND NEAR THE JORDAN RIVER.

  • Description

    WAVES OF ISRAEL FIGHTER-BOMBERS HIT JORDANIAN ARTILLERY POSITIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AS FIGHTING BROKE OUT ALONG A FRONT OF MORE THAN 65 MILES (100 KILOMETRES) ON AND NEAR THE JORDAN RIVER.

    VILLAGERS WATCHED AS THE AIRCRAFT STREAKED OVER JORDANIAN FORTIFIED POSITIONS ACROSS THE FRONTIER, AND SAW SMOKE RISING AFTER THEY'D DROPPED THEIR LETHAL LOADS.

    THE AIR STRIKE FOLLOWED HOURS OF FIGHTING ACROSS THE FRONTIER IN WHICH BOTH SIDES USED ARTILLERY AND TANKS. GENERAL DAYAN, ISRAEL'S DEFENCE MINISTER, SAID THE FIGHTING WAS SPARKED OFF BY A CLASH BETWEEN AN ARAB INFILTRATOR AND AN ISRAELI PATROL.

    IT ENDED WHEN A CEASE-FIRE WAS ARRANGED LATE LAST NIGHT, AT JORDAN'S REQUEST, ACCORDING TO AN ISRAELI OFFICIAL. BUT BY THEN THE TOLL WAS 13 CIVILIANS AND FIVE SOLDIERS DEAD ON THE JORDANIAN SIDE.

    GENERAL DAYAN SAID IN A BROADCAST THAT HE HOPED THE POWERFUL ISRAELI ACTION WOULD TEACH THE JORDANIANS TO OBSERVE THE CEASE-FIRE. IT WAS THE THIRD TIME IN A WEEK THAT IT HAD BEEN BROKEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZUYMUW42QDYVDRUV2O0IM68L
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZUYMUW42QDYVDRUV2O0IM68L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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