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    Peace talks between North and South Yemen opened on Saturday (21 October) in Cairo...and correspondents?

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    Peace talks between North and South Yemen opened on Saturday (21 October) in Cairo...and correspondents said there was a mixed chance of success.

    Officials of the Arab League, which brought the two sides together, said there were hopeful signs of a settlement. Political observers, however, said there ware big obstacles in the way of a lasting solution to the three year conflict.

    The opening of the peace talks coincided with a statement by the North Yemeni embassy in Beirut that its aircraft had shot down two South Yemeni 'planes on Thursday when they raided two border towns, in violation of a ceasefire.

    The South Yemeni Charge d'Affaires in Beirut said there had been ??? incidents along the border between the two countries in the preceding 40 hours.

    SYNOPSIS: North Yemen has denied any attack, claiming that the islanders decided to break away from South Yemen. The peace talks in Cairo were organised by two Deputy Secretaries-General of the Arab League, Saad Nofal and Silem Afi.

    The meeting coincided with a North Yemeni claim that it had shot down two South Yemeni aircraft which had raided border villages despite a ceasefire. A South Yemen spokesman denied there had been any hostilities in the preceding forty-eight hours.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TDWSCLGEPFEB9BNJN02MVMGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TDWSCLGEPFEB9BNJN02MVMGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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