• Short Summary

    Lebanese security forces have foiled the third attempt in three days to attack the Egyptian embassy in Beirut with rockets and time-bombs.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Saudi Arabian peace keeping troops outside Egyptian embassy. ZOOM INTO old damage.
    0.18

    2.
    CU TROOPS dismantling timing mechanism.
    0.18

    3.
    SV Troops examining wiring TILT UP TO Egyptian embassy, showing rockets pointing towards it. (3 shots)
    0.34

    4.
    CU & SV Troops examining rocket with others looking on.
    0.38

    5.
    SV PAN FROM Rockets TO soldier holding timing mechanisms.
    0.54

    6.
    CU Cameramen filming as rockets are taken away.
    1.09


    Outside the embassy, scarred by an earlier attack, the troops defused two rockets minutes before they were set for automatic firing. Soldiers on patrol near the embassy became suspicious when they saw men running from a car which had stopped outside the half-completed shell of a nearby building. The troops fired on the building, and when there was no reaction they went inside and found the rockets. Other soldiers belonging to the Arab Deterrent Force, ADF, in Lebanon had the previous day, defused two rockets and explosives which had been concealed in a vegetable cart left near the embassy. The Egyptian Charge d'Affarires in Beirut, Mr. Izzat Buhairi, has appealed for more protection for the embassy and other Egyptian institutions. According to Reuter, informed sources say that Egypt is expected to send extra security men to the Lebanon within a few days, after the few diplomats left in the embassy sent out an urgent appeal.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Lebanese security forces have foiled the third attempt in three days to attack the Egyptian embassy in Beirut with rockets and time-bombs.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5HCGI22AYZB9VNLVZ0ZDFRMR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HCGI22AYZB9VNLVZ0ZDFRMR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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