• Short Summary

    ISRAELI AIRCRAFT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN A DAYLIGHT RAID ON THE SUEZ CANAL ZONE ON TUESDAY (MARCH 3RD).

  • Description

    ISRAELI AIRCRAFT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN A DAYLIGHT RAID ON THE SUEZ CANAL ZONE ON TUESDAY (MARCH 3RD).

    SWEEPING IN LOW OVER THE CANEL'S EASTERN BANK, THE JETS STRUCK THE ONCE DENSELY POPULATED PORT TAWFIK DISTRICT, DESTROYING TWENTY-THREE HOUSES, SIX SHOPS, TWO SCHOOLS, THREE HOSPITALS, A MOSQUE, A CHURCH AND TWO SPORTS CLUBS.

    EIGHT PLANES TOOK PART IN THE RAID, WHICH WAS MET BY HEAVY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE FROM EGYPTIAN POSITIONS.

    ABOUT 120 STAFF AND PATIENTS WERE IN ONE OF THE HOSPITALS AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK, BUT THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE MAJORITY OF DAMAGE CAUSED WAS TO CIVILIAN TARGETS.

    THE RAID WAS SEEN AS A REPRISAL FOR AN EARLIER EGYPTIAN AIR ATTACK ON ISRAELI POSITIONS ON THE SOUTHERN SECTOR OF THE CANAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55ZOI70IX31LZER2R67KUBRFV
    Media URN:
    VLVA55ZOI70IX31LZER2R67KUBRFV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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