• Short Summary

    President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria watched a farewell parade on Tuesday (25 June) by Moroccan armed forces who helped in the recent war against Israel.

  • Description

    President Hafez Al-Assad of Syria watched a farewell parade on Tuesday (25 June) by Moroccan armed forces who helped in the recent war against Israel.

    Before the parade started, Major-General Abdel-Salam Al-Sfreiwi, Commander of Moroccan Forces in Syria, said he was grateful for the hospitality his forces received in Syria. He said they were prepared to come back in the event of renewed hostilities with Israel.

    Syria's Defence Minister and Deputy Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Major-General Mustafa Tlas, praised the Moroccan soldiers for helping in the armed struggle against Israel.

    The Moroccans, who arrived in Syria last summer, started to leave after the parade at the Faisal Nassif Air Base near Damascus. There were nearly 2,000 Moroccan soldiers in Syria during the October War. They went into action from the first day and were reported to have fought well.

    Morocco was - with Iraq and Kuwait - one of the three Arab countries to reject the first Egyptian-Israeli-Syrian ceasefire.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IZW5UH7XXXXAIS2MO0P3MN2T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IZW5UH7XXXXAIS2MO0P3MN2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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