• Short Summary

    Tension ran high in Amman this week-end following renewed clashes between Jordanian forces and Palestinian commandos.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Entrance to Amman Post Office
    0.05

    2.
    SLV & MV Bullet holes in wall
    0.11

    3.
    MV Coffin carried to grave
    0.18

    4.
    GV Mourners (3 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    STV Coffin lowered into grave
    0.32

    6.
    LV Mourners at graveside
    0.37

    7.
    MV Guerrillas firing guns in salute (2 shots)
    0.45

    8.
    GV Guerrillas truck
    0.48

    9.
    MV & CU Wreaths on grave
    0.56

    10.
    LV Cemetery
    1.01



    Initials AH/DW/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Tension ran high in Amman this week-end following renewed clashes between Jordanian forces and Palestinian commandos. Yesterday (Saturday), the commandos buried one of three men who dies in fighting the previous night -- fighting that centred around Amman's Post Office.

    In three hours of fighting at the Post Office, two rockets were fired at the building shattering windows. The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the trouble started after "Special Branch" agents interfered with two of its commandos who were distributing leaflets. The Front claimed that its men had occupied the building.

    Besides the three dead, 10 people were wounded in the fighting.

    The clashes came as the Palestine National Council wound up an emergency session in Amman confirming the right of resistance movements to reject United States peace initiatives in the Middle East.

    Violent clashes continued again today (Sunday), with reports of shooting incidents at the Army and Police headquarters in Amman.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MBUMQISN9R8DDF806IQB5LJD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MBUMQISN9R8DDF806IQB5LJD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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