• Short Summary

    The Jordanian village of Dhuneiba, near the Syrian border, was devastated on Saturday, 9 September, by stray rockets from an Israeli-Syrian air battle.

  • Description

    The Jordanian village of Dhuneiba, near the Syrian border, was devastated on Saturday, 9 September, by stray rockets from an Israeli-Syrian air battle. In the village, thirteen houses were destroyed and at least eight villagers were killed. Other rockets were reported to have fallen in surrounding areas, killing at least another ten civilians.

    The Syrians have claimed that the rockets were fired by Israeli aircraft, but the Israelis deny that any of their aircraft were carrying rockets at the time of the battle.

    The battle took place when Syrian fighters were intercepted by Israeli Mirage fighters on the Northern Israel-Syria-Jordan borders. The Syrian jets were reported to have been on their way to bomb Israeli villagers, in retaliation for earlier Israeli incursions over Syrian and Lebanese targets - following the Munich killing of Israeli Olympic athletes by Arab guerrillas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA50JWBTUW70A67E81CVPBAI1EV
    Media URN:
    VLVA50JWBTUW70A67E81CVPBAI1EV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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