• Short Summary

    Attacking Israeli jets over Syria met stiff resistance of Friday (12 October) from Syrian MIG fighters, surface-to-air missiles and other anti-aircraft defences.

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    Attacking Israeli jets over Syria met stiff resistance of Friday (12 October) from Syrian MIG fighters, surface-to-air missiles and other anti-aircraft defences.

    An official announcement in Damascus claimed that fourteen Israeli jets were shot down over Damascus during twelve air raids on the capital.

    While Syrian ground forces on the Golan Heights were trying to stop the Israeli advance on Damascus, the Israelis stepped up their air attacks on the city. A major assault was mace on Syrian airports around Damascus.

    A military spokesman claimed sixteen jets were knocked down in one 20-minute period within a twenty-four mile (40 km) radius of Damascus. It was the fourth consecutive day of air raids for the nine-hundred-thousand residents of Damascus.

    In one Israeli strike, two patients at the Al-Mazzah hospital were killed and 26 doctors and nurses injured, according to Syrian officials.

    Foreign correspondents interviewed a wounded 20-year-old Israeli captain at the hospital who told them his aircraft had been shot down southwest of Damascus a few hours earlier.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47T0OSDV0H5AFFC3NL9AEEU33
    Media URN:
    VLVA47T0OSDV0H5AFFC3NL9AEEU33
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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